BO5 Is India’s First Fully Operational Submarine-Launched Nuclear Missile


India has a fully operational submarine-launched missile that is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. As and is the process of developing a similar missile that can be launched from land with a range of about 600 km. The land version will complete the Agni and Prithvi series of indigenously developed nuclear missiles.

The scientists who developed this series of missiles, named BO5, were felicitated at the annual award ceremony of the Defence Research Development Organisation in New Delhi today by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

A Joseph and M Ugender Redddy, who developed the BO5 and land version of that missile were today given the “DRDO award for performance excellence” by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharamam.

The citation of the award said “It is an indigenous missile with several innovative designs and unique mechanism. Numerous critical technology were proved in the successful trials which paved the way for developing other long-range submarine-launched Strategic Missiles and has the potential to launched from Submarine, Ship and Land.” Read More…

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