India Prepares Underwater Launch Test

19 February 2008 (Last Updated February 19th, 2008 03:44)

India is preparing to test launch a ballistic missile from under water, following the successful test of anti-ballistic missiles and the land version of the Agni series. According to local media reports, the ballistic missile (SLBM) K-15 is to be test-fired from an underwater launcher,

India is preparing to test launch a ballistic missile from under water, following the successful test of anti-ballistic missiles and the land version of the Agni series.

According to local media reports, the ballistic missile (SLBM) K-15 is to be test-fired from an underwater launcher, a replica of a submarine, next week.

"The missile will be fired from an underwater launcher 50m deep and about 8km from the coastline," a defence source says.

The launcher, named Pontoon, designed by Electronics Corporation of India, will be tested with a 750km range.

By staff writer