New Delhi. India became fourth country after United States of America, Russia and China, to successfully test hypersonic Missile technology.
This victorious incident took place at Wheeler Island on APJ Abdul Kalam testing range in Balasore, Odisha. It was launched 7th September 2020, by using Agni missile booster under the eyes of Satheesh Reddy, the chief of Defence Research and Development Organisation commonly known as DRDO and with his Hypersonic Missile team. In the coming five years, the department hopes to enchance the hypersonic missile with scramjet engine which will enable it to travel at 2km per second.
Hypersonic Test Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) stood up on all areas such as combustion chamber pressure, air intake and control guidance. A senior official said, “The vehicle performed successfully on all the pre-determined parametres including the ability to handle combustion temperatures of over 2500 degrees Celsius as well as air speed.” The Defence Minister of this great nation, India, took to twitter and complimented the DRDO on their successful trial of hypersonic missile. He even mentioned the Prime Minister vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ in view of this landmark win.
Mr. Rajanth tweeted “I congratulate to DRDO on this landmark achievement towards realising the Prime Minister’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat. I spoke to the scientists associated with the project and congratulated them on this great achievement. India is proud of them.”
In addition to being a long-range cruise missiles, it even has other incentives such as it can also be used for launching satellites at low cost, as per government official. Stay tuned with us for more information related to any topics.