Pralay Missile – UPSC Prelims

Pralay Missile:
  • Pralay is a surface-to-surface conventional quasi-ballistic missile. 
  • The main aim of the missile is to defeat interceptor missiles.
  • Quasi missile trajectory is also ballistic but after a certain range it changes the projectile path to defeat interceptors.
  • The missile has the ability to change its path after covering a certain range in the mid-air.
  • The missile has a range of 150-500 kilometres.
  • It has a payload capacity of 500-1,000 kg.
  • The missile can be launched from a mobile launcher and its payload is designed to carry only a conventional warhead.
  • The missile is powered by a solid-propellant rocket motor.
  • The missile guidance system includes state-of-the-art navigation and integrated avionics.
  • The missile is based on the Prithvi Defence Vehicle from the Indian ballistic missile programme.
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