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India test-fires Trishul missile

Giridhar Gopal in Bhubaneswar | June 22, 2003 18:00 IST

India on Sunday successfully test-fired the short-range surface-to-air Trishul missile from the Integrated Test Range of Chandipur, 15 km from Orissa's Balasore district.

The missile, which has a striking capacity of nine kilometres and can carry a 15 kg warhead, was test-fired at about 1400 hours IST from a mobile launcher.

ITR officials said it was a routine test to gauge the missile's accuracy.

Indigenously developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, the solid fuel-propelled missile has a triple battlefield role for the army, air force and navy.
Trishul, which formed part of India's Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme, is about three metres in length and 200 cm in diametre and flies at supersonic speed.

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Sub: Trishul

Let us appreciate the successful test firing of trishul rather pinpointing on dimensions. ramesh

Posted by ramesh prasad

Sub: I am missing something here

I thought the Trishul SAM program was being shut down because the missile's command and guidance system was found wanting. Both the field tests conducted ...

Posted by Shibani

Sub: Dimensions of Trishul

Trishul 3 meters in length and 200 cm in diamater. Seems like a big circular box as per the article.

Posted by Sridhar

Sub: Irresponsible and illogical claims and specs.

Mr. Gopal, In this article you mention that Trisul is about 3 meters in length and 200 centimeters in diameter. I wish you had thought ...

Posted by sachin

Sub: is the diameter really 200 cm?

If the diameter is really 200 cm i.e. 2 meters, this would be a cylinder rather than a missile, it must be 20 cm?

Posted by gopal


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