new Delhi. India has successfully tested the hypersonic missile technology, which is capable of traveling at speeds up to six times the speed of voice in the air. After the US, Russia and China, India has become the fourth country to develop its own hypersonic technology and has successfully tested it. The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on Monday successfully conducted an unmanned scramjet hypersonic speed flight from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Complex near the Odisha coast. This test is a major step forward to further the development of the hypersonic cruise missile system.
WHAT A PROUD DAY FOR INDIA!
India joins US, Russia & China in the Hypersonic Missile Club!
Made in India, hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle successfully tested off Odisha Coast. It’ll power futuristic long-range missile systems.
– Sreyashi Dey (@SreyashiDey) September 7, 2020
On this occasion, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO and its scientists. Rajnath Singh said that the institute is engaged in realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of self-reliant India. The Defense Minister tweeted, “DRDO has today successfully tested the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle using an indigenously developed Scramjet Propulsion System.”
In his tweet, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said, ‘I congratulate DRDO for this great achievement which is in the direction of realizing PM Modi’s dream of self-reliant India. I spoke to the scientists associated with the project and congratulated them on this great achievement. India is proud of them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised DRDO for achieving this feat. PM Modi tweeted, ‘Congratulations to DRDO for the successful flight of the hypersonic test demonstration vehicle. The scramjet engine developed by our scientists helped in making the flight 6 times the speed of sound! Today very few countries have such capability. ‘
Congratulations to @DRDO_India for successful flight of the Hypersonic Test Demonstration Vehicle today. The scramjet engine developed by our scientists helped the flight achieve a speed 6 times the speed of sound! Very few countries have such capability today.
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 7, 2020