India’s 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. The specifications of the engine are yet to be released. GTRE is based in Bangalore and had earlier built Kaveri I engine that was to be fitted on Indian Air Force’s Tejas light combat aircraft. The Kaveri program was closed as it proved to be underpowered,” DRDO sources told our correspondent.
Nirbhay I can be adapted for naval release by both a surface ship and submarines. It has a range of 1500 kms, weighs 1000 kgs, and its current engine is ramjet technology. It was tested successfully with all parametres matching the standards set by the DRDO in October, 2014.
Four versions of Nirbhay land,ship,air and submarine would be developed and the first land attack cruise missile would be delivered in less than three years,” Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister and DRDO director General Avinash Chander had earlier said after the successful test fire last year.
The Indian Armys multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) Pinakas rockets will have a new propellant with polymer Hydroxy-terminated polybutadine and other chemical compounds added as boosters. The Mark II version of the Pinaka will go for user trials in a few months
The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) postpone the first canister-based launch of the long range nuke-capable missile Agni-V as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not available to witness the trail. The 5,000 km inter-continental range ballistic missile was initially planned to be test-fired in December but was deferred and scheduled any time between January 7 and 12 as per the convenience of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi
A 1000 kg glide bomb designed and developed by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was successfully tested on December 19 in Bay of Bengal of the coast of Odisha. The bomb, dropped by an Indian Air force aircraft, guided by its 'on board navigation system glided for nearly 100 km before hitting the target with great precision
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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
India will test fire its indigenously developed sub-sonic long range cruise missile 'Nirbhay' from the Integrated Test Range from Balasore missile testing facility as scheduled on October 17, local media reported. “There is no major damage to its missile testing facility due to the recent cyclonic storm Hudhud and the test will go on as planned,” an unnamed Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) official was quoted as saying in the reports
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
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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