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Integrated Test Range Chandipur – All You Need To Know

Integrated Test Range Chandipur is a premier testing and evaluation centre of Defence Research and Development Organisation DRDO. It is located in Chandipur, Odisha. The Integrated Missile Test Range is located in Abdul Kalam Island which was previously known as Wheeler Island. It is located 150 km from Bhubaneswar.

Integrated Test Range Chandipur

The Integrated Test Range has two Missile test ranges – Launch Complex IV in Abdul Kalam Island and Launch Complex III in Chandipur. All the developmental and Flight test of Missiles, Bombs and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles are conducted in Integrated Test Range. The Missiles tested here are :
1. Akash Surface to Air Missile
2. Agni Missiles
3. Astra Air to Air Missiles
4. Brahmos supersonic cruise Missile
5. Pruthvi Air Defence Missiles
6. Shaurya Surface to Surface Missile
7. Advanced Air Defence (AAD) System
8. Pruthvi Ballistic Missiles
9. Anti-Satellite Weapons
10. Smart Anti Air Field Weapon

Access to the facility is by ship and Amphibious Crafts. A small helipad is located in Abdul Kalam Island. But all the Missile frames, heavy equipment and supplies are brought through the Ship. DRDO constructed the Proof and Experimental Establishment at Chandipur as an interim facility for ITR.

Abdul Kalam Island

Proof and Experimental Establishment PXE is a research laboratory of DRDO located in Chandipur. PXE is responsible for conducting developmental and Evaluation test of new inventories of DRDO. The tests conducted in the Integrated Test Range are mostly conducted by PXE, Chandipur. The Integrated Test Range covers the areas of Chandipur, Balasore and Abdul Kalam Island. Recently, the successful flight test of Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon was conducted in Integrated Test Range by Hawk-i Fighter jet of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

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