India successfully test fires sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’
india successfully test fires sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’.
Today is the World of science and technology and new tests are conducted by the defense department of India from time to time which helps India to become a superpower in the World. India successfully test-fired on Monday it’s first indigenously designed and developed long-range sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ with a sharper ‘terrain hugging capability’ from a test range Chandipur, off the Odisha coast.
The sources in Defence Research and Development Organization(DRDO) said that the state-of-the-art missile, which can be deployed from multiple platforms, was test-fired at 11.44 am from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here. After its launch in typical missile style, it can be controlled in aircraft mode.
They said the trial became “successful” and the missile is capable of loitering and cruising at 0.7 Mach at altitude as low as 100 meters, covered the designated target range in 42 minutes and 23 seconds. It also added more power to the defense system of India.
The guidance, control and navigation systems of the missile are configured around the indigenously designed Ring Laser Gyroscope and MEMS-based, Inertial Navigation System.
The missile test was led by MVKV Prasad, Director of ADE (Aeronautical Development Establishment), Bengaluru. It’s the sixth launch, of which three have been successful.
The sources said the flight test achieved all the mission objectives, right from lift off till the final splash, boosting the confidence of all scientists associated with the trial and adding that it has an engine with rocket booster and turbofan/jet.
All critical operations like launch phase, booster deployment, engine start, wing deployment, and other parameters were demonstrated through autonomous waypoint navigation and the sophisticated missile took off in a programmed manner.
On November 7, 2017, the trial of ‘Nirbhay’ sub-sonic cruise missile was successfully conducted.