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Nirbhay Missile Successfully Tested

Nirbhay Missile Successfully Tested

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  • GS 3 || Science and technology || Defence || Military Technology

Why in news ?

  • India recently successfully test-fired its first Sub-sonic cruise missile, Nirbhay.

Details :

  • Nirbhay is a long range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile designed and developed in India by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • The missile can be launched from multiple platforms and is capable of carrying conventional and nuclear warheads.
  • It is a two-stage missile powered by Solid rocket motor booster.
  • It is capable of carrying warheads of up to 300kg at a speed of 6 to 0.7 Mach (sub-sonic).
  • It has an operational range of 1000 km (long range).
  • The Nirbhay cruise missile is an Indian version of the American Tomahawk.