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DRDO test fires Nirbhay missile

DRDO test fires Nirbhay missile

New Delhi, Apr 15 (UNI) Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday successfully test fired indigenously designed & developed Long Range Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile “Nirbhay” from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur of 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 defence ministry said.

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.

All the mission objectives were met.

UNI ASH ADG 1659

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