India became the fourth country after China, Russia and the United States who to joined the club of Hypersonic missiles. The government confirmed the news on 7th September. India successfully developed and tested hypersonic technology from APJ Abdul Kalam testing range. The testing process carried out in Balasore, Odisha.
India once again made everyone proud. Every individual of the country might be walking taller.
The indigenous technology will pave the way towards the development of missile travelling at six times the speed of sound.
The test of Hypersonic Test Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV), developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was conducted at 11:03 a.m. DRDO conducted the test by using the Agni missile booster. It lasted for five minutes.
Government sources said that the DRDO would have the capacity to develop a hypersonic missile with scramjet engine in the next five years. It will have the power to travel more than two kilometres within seconds. The HSTDV performed on all aspects whether we talk of combustion chamber pressure, air intake or control guide. DRDO, chief Satheesh Reddy led the test with the hypersonic missile team. The missile has multiple benefits. The high-speed technology has additional benefits too. It also has civilian applications. It will also serve to launch satellites at low cost.
Congratulating scientists for the “landmark achievement”, defence minister Rajnath Singh said.
The test of the HSTDV, designed to cruise at Mach 6 speed with the scramjet engine, was conducted from the Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast at 11.03 am. “It met all the laid down technical parameters,” stated a scientist.