The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on Monday conducted a flight test of the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV). It successfully demonstrated the hypersonic air-bridging scramjet technology.
With this help, hypersonic cruise missiles and vehicles will be developed in the future.
DRDO has given its mission a historic status. Deando tweeted, “With this mission, it has been proven that DRDO can perform well in the field of very complex technology.”
On the other hand, DRDO chairman G. Satish Reddy said that it includes India among the selected countries which have demonstrated this technology.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO on this success. Rajnath Singh tweeted, “DRDO has successfully tested the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle using an indigenously developed Scramjet Propulsion System. This is going to open the way for manufacturing of next generation hypersonic vehicles with the industrial world.”
On Monday, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam flew from Launch Complex at 11.03 am HSTDV.