Sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ successfully test-fired

  • Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) on April 15, 2019  successfully test fired indigenously designed & developed Long Range Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile “Nirbhay” from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur Odisha.
  • It is the sixth development flight trial with objective to prove the repeatability of boost phase, cruise phase using way point navigation at very low altitudes.
  • The missile took off vertically turning horizontally into desired direction, booster separated, wing deployed, engine started, cruised all the intended waypoints.
  • The missile demonstrated its sea-skimming capability to cruise at very low altitudes.
  • The entire flight was fully tracked by a chain of Electro Optical Tracking Systems, Radars and Ground Telemetry Systems deployed all along the sea coast.

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