AGNI 6: Surya Missile
Surya Missile Or Agni 6 is an intercontinental ballistic missile under development by the DRDO for the use of the Indian Armed Forces.Surya Missile will be a four-stage intercontinental ballistic missile. Surya Missile will carry a massive three-tonne warhead, thrice the weight of the one-tonne warhead that Agni missiles have carried so far. This will allow each Agni-6 missile to launch several nuclear warheads -Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Warheads (MIRVs) – with each warhead striking a different target. Each warhead – called Maneuverable Re-entry Vehicle (MARV) – performs evasive maneuvers while hurtling down towards its target, confusing enemy air defence missiles that are trying to destroy them mid-air. And these maneuverable warheads will give Agni VI an extended range exact figure of which is currently classified. It will be taller than its predecessor Agni V, and is expected to be flight tested by 2017. Agni-VI missile is likely to carry up to 10 MIRV warheads and will have a strike range of 8,000 km to 12,000 km.
Few Declassified Details
Designer: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
Weight: ~55,000 kg
Propellant: First/second stage solid, third liquid (or three stage solid)
Operational Range: ~12,000-16,000 km
Speed: Mach 24 (29,401 km/h)