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India successfully test-fires Solid Ducted Ramjet


The DRDO on Friday successfully conducted the flight test of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) Technology at Chandipur in Odisha.

he Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday successfully conducted the flight test of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) Technology from Interim Teat Range at Chandipur, a beach in Baleswar district of Odisha.

All subsystems, including the ground booster motor, performed as per expectation during the test fire.

After conducting the flight test, a DRDO official said, “During the test, many new technologies were proven, including the Solid Fuel-based Ducted Ramjet Technology.”

During the test, the air-launch scenario was simulated using a booster motor. Subsequently, the nozzle-less booster accelerated it to the required Mach number for Ramjet operation.

The performance of the missile was monitored using the data captured by the Electro-Optical, Radar and Telemetry instruments deployed by the ITR and confirmed successful demonstration of the mission objectives.

The successful demonstration of Solid Fuel based Ducted Ramjet technology has provided the DRDO with a technological advantage that will enable the agency to develop long-range air-to-air missiles. At present, such technology is available in few countries across the world.

The launch was monitored by senior scientists of various DRDO labs including the Defense Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), the Research Centre Imarat (RCI), and the High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL).

 


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