New Delhi: The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully tested a technology after which India will be able to develop a long range missile. Let us tell you that successfully conducted flight test based on Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) Technology from Integrated Test Range of Odisha in Odisha.
Tremendous performance of all technologies
All the technology, including the booster motor and nozzle-free motor, performed tremendously during the test. During this time, the test of solid fuel based ducted ramjet technology as well as the rest of the technology proved to be correct. The Indian Air Force has become more powerful with this successful test amidst border tension.
India among select countries of the world
With the successful testing of this technology, DRDO has now joined the list of selected countries in the world which have the capability to develop long-range air-to-air missiles. Significantly, this technology is currently with only a few countries. Let us tell you that during this test the air launch scenario was simulated using a booster motor.
Electro optical, radar and telemetry data
After this the nozzle-free booster launched it at the MAC number required for the ramjet operation. The data acquired by the electro optical, radar and telemetry devices deployed by the IETR were used during the test.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated
DRDO was monitored by the Defense Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Research Center Imrat (RCI) and High Energy Material Research Laboratory (HEMRL) as well as DRDO scientists after the successful performance of this entire mission. After the test, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Indian Air Force and defense scientists including DRDO.
Increases range of any missile
Significantly, SFDR is the propulsion system of the missile. In this system, first modulation is achieved with the help of a hot gas controller. Till the year 2017, the missile system had a range of about 120 km at an altitude of about 8 km. The missile speed ranged from 2.3 Mach to 2.5 Mach.
Deadly missiles will now come for the Air Force
With the help of this technology, the Indian Air Force will gain more in the coming times. The missiles being designed for the Air Force will get major help from Ramjet Technology. The biggest thing is that this technology can also be used in missiles that can attack from ground to air. Work on SFDR started in 2013.