Subsonic Cruise Missile Nirbhaya Test Fired from ITR (Download PDF)

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India today successfully test-fired its Long range subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay. It is tasted from the Integrated Test Range (ITR).  It is tasted from Chandipur on sea off Odisha coast. Nirbhaya is said to be India’s answer to America’s Tomahawk and Pakistan’s Babur missile.

Image of Nirbhaya Missile

Image of Nirbhaya Missile

Image of Nirbhaya Missile

About Nirbhaya Test Fire

  • Test-fired from the Integrated Missile Test Range in Chandipur, Odisha.
  • After blasting off from launch pad, the two-stage Nirbhaya took a unique trajectory in its entire path to the target.
  • The missile keeps on encircling the area of its target for several minutes and then hits the bull’s eye’ on an opportune time.
  • Nirbhay was test-fired, in March 2013.
  • It has been test fired three times before this, failed twice and was partially success once.

About Nirbhay

  • Nirbhay is a long range, subsonic missile designed and developed in India.
  • Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • Weight: 1,500 kilograms (3,300 lb)
  • Length : 6 m (20 ft)
  • Diameter: 0.52 m (1.7 ft)
  • Warhead : Conventional or nuclear
  • Engine: turbofan
  • Wingspan : 2.84 m (9.3 ft)
  • Operational range: 1,000 km (620 mi) - 1,500 km
 Features of Missile

Features of Missile

Features of Missile

Features of Missile

  • A total of 24 types of warheads be attached.
  • Highly advanced inertial navigation system.
  • indigenously developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI)
  • Can also fly at very low levels to avoid detection by enemy radar.
  • the capability to penetrate deep into the enemy territory and can engage targets with high-accuracy
  • Launched from multiple platforms including aircraft, land-based vehicles, ships and submarines.
Subsonic cruise missile Nirbhaya test fired at Chandipur

Subsonic Cruise Missile Nirbhaya Test Fired at Chandipur

Subsonic cruise missile Nirbhaya test fired at Chandipur

- Published/Last Modified on: December 21, 2016

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