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Agni III  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Maiden Flight: 9 July 2006
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Agni-3 and Agni-V
Origin: India
Corporations: Bharat Dynamics Limited
Parent System: Agni
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): February 1994
Maiden Flight: May 1989
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Agni I, Agni II, Agni IV, Agni V and Agni VI
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Description: The Agni is a family of Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles (IRBM) developed by India in connection with its nuclear weapons program. Basically, the nuclear capable Agni is a two-stage ballistic missile fitted with an accurate inertial navigation system. Their maximum ranges vary from 2,500 through 5,000 kilometers depending on the payload weight. The first stage is based on a solid propellant rocket motor booster and the second stage may be a shortened version of the Prithvi ballistic missile fueled by liquid propellant. So far, India has developed three versions of the Agni missile each one featuring increased range over their direct predecessor.

The Agni-III, also referred to as Agni-V?, has been reported as a solid propellant, two-stage ballistic missile with increased range over Agni-II to hit targets deep in China's territory or virtually anywhere in China. The Agni-III has a maximum range of about 3,500 to 5,000 kilometers carrying a 1,500 kg payload. Besides, it could be fitted with a nuclear warhead. India test-fired the first Agni-3 on July 9, 2006, which was reported from suffering several problems. The second test firing was carried out on April 12, 2007, and was completed successfully.

The Agni-III is by far heavier than its predecessors: 48 tons versus Agni-I/II 7-8 tons. Its payload has also been increased by 500 kg and the missile's body has been shortened to 16 meters, compared to 18 meters Agni-1/2. In addition to the range increase and heavier body, Agni-3 features a rail mobile launcher and a high accuracy computer-based guidance system.

Agni III Specifications

Number of Stages: 2
Number of Warheads: 1
Length: 16 meter (630 inch)
Max Range: 3,500 kilometer (1,890 nautical mile)
Warhead: 1,500 kilogram (3,307 pound)
Weight: 48 ton (105,820 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Agni III News

There are 8 news between
9 Jul 2006 and 30 Nov 2019
Saturday, November 30, 2019India Test Fires Agni III Ballistic Missile at Night for the First Time
Thursday, April 27, 2017India Successfully Test-Launches Intermediate-Range Nuclear-Capable Agni III Missile
Monday, December 23, 2013Indian Strategic Forces Command Test Fires Agni 3 Ballistic Missile
Friday, September 21, 2012India's Strategic Forces Command Test Launches Agni-3 Ballistic Missile
Sunday, February 7, 2010India Completes Fourth Test Flight of Agni-III Ballistic Missile
Wednesday, May 7, 2008Indian DRDO Successfully Conducts Third Test Launch of Agni 3 Ballistic Missile
Thursday, April 12, 2007Agni-III Successfully Completes Second Test Launch
Sunday, July 9, 2006Agni-3 Successfully Performs First Test Launch

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