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.
Sources said after blasting off from launch pad, the two-stage Nirbhaya took a unique trajectory in its entire path to the target. Being a terrain hugging missile, Nirbhaya is difficult to detect by the enemy’s radars. Capable of carrying multiple payloads, the missile can engage several targets in a single flight.
The missile keeps on encircling the area of its target for several minutes and then hits the bull’s eye’ on an opportune time, defence sources said.
This lethal weapon can be launched from various kind of platforms, ranging from surface lorry to a ship, from air and even from underwater vessels, ITR sources said.
India is planning to conduct trail of a long range sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay next month, following two failures and one partial success. The Nirbhaya missile test comes after India acquired the membership of Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in late June this year,
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