The Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle using the indigenously developed scramjet propulsion system was flight tested by DRDO, successfully on Monday.
In a boost to indigenous defence development, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has today successfully flight tested the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle using the indigenously developed scramjet propulsion system. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO for the success through the Twitter handle.
Mr. Singh tweeted that he had spoken to the scientists associated with the project and congratulated them on this great achievement. He told them that India is proud of them. He said that with this success, all critical technologies are now established to progress to the next phase. He congratulated DRDO on this landmark achievement towards realizing PM’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
Aimed at testing futuristic technologies
The defence agency had launched a technology demonstrator vehicle from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha, in June 2019. DRDO had said after the launch that various radars, telemetry stations and electro-optical tracking sensors tracked the vehicle through its course. The data has been collected and will be analysed to validate critical technologies.tests Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle using the indigenously.