India’s Defense Research Development Organization will now test the indigenous sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay for the third time on October 16 after the Prime Minister’s Office put the testing on hold for Thursday.
The PMO has also put a couple of other missile tests on hold ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign tour.
The Prime Minister is slated to inaugurate an exhibition at DRDO headquarters in New Delhi and also the Nirbhay trial on Friday.
The scheduled tests of nuclear ballistic missile Agni-IV and AAD interceptor missile have also been deferred apprehending their impact on Modi’s recent foreign tour, The New Indian Express news daily reported Wednesday.
Nirbhay is compared to US’ Tomahawk missile and will be tested for the third time from the launching complex-III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur.
“How was Nirbhay given a ‘go-ahead’ when the PMO and National Security Advisor (NSA) instructed them not to carry out other tests (Agni-iV and AAD). For Nirbhay, the PMO has not been taken into confidence. The DRDO chief and project director of the missile usually takes decision about the tests,” an unnamed DRDO scientist was quoted as saying by the news daily.
The missile will be launched after the range readiness and missile integration are properly checked, Director General (Aeronautics) Tamilmani said.
Indias Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has started work on air-launched version of the Nirbhay subsonic cruise missile to arm Su-30MKI fighter and will launch it from an aircraft in a couple of months, Tass reported Thursday. According to reports, DRDO is now working on integrating it with the fighter jets systems and developing the capability of launching from low altitudes, in order to minimize its visibility to radar
Indias long range sub sonic cruise missile, Nirbhay I will have a new small Turbo-Fan engine manufactured by the Gar Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE). “GTRE is presently ground testing an engine for the cruise missile and has not yet come up with its nomenclature
India successfully test-fired, Nirbhay, an indigenously developed sub-sonic long-range cruise missile at Chandipur, local media reported today. The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) declared that the test was successful after the missile took off and took a turn towards the Bay of Bengal at a height of 800 meters
The fifth test of Indias home-grown subsonic cruise missile, Nirbhay has been deferred due to a technical snag. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) postponed the test which was planned to be conducted on Wednesday
Delay in the process of wing deployment has led to third failure of India's Nirbhay subsonic cruise missile, according to Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The failed mission of subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay was pointing towards a slight ‘pause during the wing deploying process, resulting in the missile developing a very high roll-rate, which led to the Inertial Navigation System (INS) losing its frame of reference,
India's home-grown cruise missile Nirbhay was successfully tested today from the Integrated Test Range(ITR) at Chandipur on sea off Odisha coast. ITR sources told Daily Excelsior that the 1000 km range missile was test-fired around 1156 hours from the launch complex three of the Integrated test Range at Chandipur, about 15 kms from here
Indias indigenous sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay failed mid-way after it was fired from Chandipur Friday. The missile failed to hit the target after it nose-dived in the Bay of Bengal midway 11 minutes after it was fired, Sources said
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