India successfully test-fires indigenous nuclear-capable cruise missile Nirbhay

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Friday, October 17, 2014 11:22 AM
 
India successfully test-fires indigenous nuclear-capable cruise missile Nirbhay
India's indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay', which can strike targets more than 700 kms away, was today test-fired from a test range at Chandipur, India. "The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher positioned at launch pad 3 of the Integrated Test Range at about 10.03 hours," said an official soon after the flight took off from the launch ground.
     

India's Nirbhay nuclear-capable cruise missile
     
"Flight details will be available after data retrieved from radars and telemetry points, monitoring the trajectories, are analysed," the official said.

It is the second test of the sub-sonic long range cruise missile 'Nirbhay' from the Integrated Test Range.

The maiden flight, conducted on March 12, 2013 could not achieve all the desired parameters as "the flight had to be terminated mid-way when deviations were observed from its intended course," sources said.

India has in its arsenal the 290 km range supersonic "BrahMos" cruise missile which is jointly developed by India and Russia.

 

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