Source : IgMp Bureau
The DRDO is readying for the maiden test of its 6,000 kilometers range K5 Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) that will be primarily armed on the new S4 and S4-star SSBNs that are to be inducted in the next two years.
The K6 SLBM will have a range of 8,000 kilometers with full load and 10,000 kilometers with a lighter load.
The Agni-VI ICBM development work has also shifted from the design and technology maturity phase to the actual developmental phase that will lead to the fabrication of the first Agni-VI MiRV capable Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) in 2025.
The 10,000 kilometers range Agni-VI will be a ground-based variant of the K-6 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) that was cleared by Prime Minister’s Office in 2017 and is being developed by DRDO’s Advanced Naval Systems Laboratory.
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