Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, September 7
India on Monday successfully flight-tested a Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) from APJ Abdul Kalam testing range (Wheeler Island) in Balasore, Odisha.
The technology has been developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
With the successful launch, the organisation has demonstrated capabilities for highly complex technology that will serve as the building block for NextGen Hypersonic vehicles in partnership with industry, DRDO said in a tweet.
DRDO said: "In a historic mission today, India successfully flight tested Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV), a giant leap in indigenous defence technologies and significant milestone towards a #sashaktbharat and #atmanirbharbharat."
In a historic mission today, India successfully flight tested Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV), a giant leap in indigenous defence technologies and significant milestone towards a #sashaktbharat and #atmanirbharbharat.— DRDO (@DRDO_India) September 7, 2020
The DRDO Chairman congratulated all the scientists, researchers and other personnel-related with #HSTDV mission for "their resolute and unwavering efforts towards strengthening Nation’s defence capabilities."
#DRDO #hypersonic #breaking video. This is a small clip of the hypersonic weapon launched from APJ Kalam (wheeler) island Orissa on Monday. #US #Russia #China have such a weapon. @thetribunechd @DRDO_India @DefenceMinIndia @PMOIndia @DefenceMinIndia pic.twitter.com/LFfT3333TB— Ajay Banerjee ਅਜੈ ਬੈਨਰਜੀ (@ajaynewsman) September 7, 2020
Defence minister Rajnath Singh also congratulated the DRDO after the test.
The @DRDO_India has today successfully flight tested the Hypersonic Technology Demontrator Vehicle using the indigenously developed scramjet propulsion system. With this success, all critical technologies are now established to progress to the next phase.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 7, 2020
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