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actuation systems, servo & solenoid                other aspects of terminal ballistics
     valves, MEMS based Microsystems and
     IMPATT diodes development, power              • To maintain the test and evaluation
     supplies, on-board telemetry & secured             capabilities at contemporary international
     data-links, navigation, control, guidance          level
     and mission schemes.
                                                   • Development of technologies and
• Comprehensive environmental and                       products for different kind of warhead
     EMI/ EMC test facility, comprehensive              system
     hardware-in-loop simulation (HILS),
     ground systems engineering & integration      Significant Achievements
     of missile systems, radome calibration, RF    during the year 2016
     tower & RCS measurements; open range
     RCS & antenna measurement (ORANGE)            Long Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile
     facility.                                     ‘Agni-5’

2.6.5 Terminal Ballistics Research                     Agni-5 was successfully flight tested on
Laboratory (TBRL)                                  26th Dec 2016. This was the fourth test of Agni-
                                                   5 missile and the second one from a canister on
    TBRL Chandigarh is located with its            a road mobile launcher. All the four missions
headquarters at Chandigarh and technical           have been successful.
area known as TBRL ranges at Ramgarh
(Panchkula), Haryana. TBRL is involved in
the development of technologies related to
warhead systems and provide state-of–the-
art diagnostic facilities for assessment of
terminal effects of armaments systems. The
lab facilitates basic and applied research in the
fields of high explosives, detonics and shock
waves, evolving data and design parameters
for new armament stores and assesses terminal
effects of ammunition under indigenous
development or of foreign origin.

Core Competencies/Thrust Areas                                         Agni-5 Launch

• Performance evaluation of warheads,              User trials of Inducted Missiles
     bombs, shells (using arena layout),
     airborne systems under captive flight              The following trials were carried out
     conditions, personal and structural           during the year: Agni-1 missile – 14 Mar & 22
     protective systems                            Nov 2016, Prithvi-II missile – 16 Feb, 18 May &
                                                   21 Nov 2016 and Dhanush missile – 15 Mar &
• Applied research in field of explosives,          26 Nov 2016.
     detonics, blast, impact & penetration and

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