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Aero India 2023: DRDO details Pralay missile

The Pralay short-range ballistic missile (pictured above) can carry three different types of warheads and has the capability to strike targets between 150 and 400 km. (DRDO)

India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has provided details of its tactical, short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile known as Pralay at the Aero India 2023 show being held in Bangalore from 13 to 17 February.

A DRDO official told Janes that the missile can carry three different types of warheads and is capable of striking targets between 150 and 400 km.

According to the DRDO, the missile has a circular error probability (CEP) of less than 10 m, allowing accurate targeting of command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) and radar installations; airfields; oil refineries; ammunition dumps; and so on.

The DRDO said that the Pralay missiles are canisterised and can be made vertical for launching the missile from an autonomous launcher. A 12×12 launcher equips two Pralay missiles and an 8×8 launcher has one missile with Battery Command Centre (BCC) vehicle as communication centre.

Each missile from the 12×12 launcher can be launched independently against the same or different targets. The missile has a rings 16 navigation system and a millimeter wave (MMW) seeker for terminal homing. The missiles are controlled and guided from lift-off phase to impact point.

The reaction time of the missile from mission command to launch is one minute. In addition, the launcher with the missile can be brought into launch condition within 10 minutes. Pralay is an all-weather weapon system with day and night launch capability, DRDO added.

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