Watch: India Test-Fires Missile Powered By Advanced Ramjet Technology
A missile with a unique propulsion system was successfully test-fired off the coast of Odisha by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) today. In a statement, the DRDO said it successfully test-fired the missile based on solid fuel ducted ramjet (SFDR) technology from the Integrated Test Range Chandipur.
"All the subsystems, including the booster motor and nozzle-less motor, performed as expected. During the test, many new technologies were proven, including solid fuel based ducted ramjet technology," the DRDO said in the statement.
The SFDR technology gives a big advantage to the defence research body in developing long-range air-to-air missiles.
"At present, such technology is available only with a handful of countries in the world. During the test, 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 DRDO said.