DRDO successfully Flight-Tests SFDR technology off Odisha coast
On April 08, DRDO successfully flight tested SFDR booster at the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.
Nation First News: Defence Research and Development (DRDO) have successfully flight-tests Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology off Odisha coast.
On April 08, DRDO successfully flight tested SFDR booster at the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. The test successfully demonstrated the reliable functioning of all critical components involved in the complex missile system and met all the mission objectives.
The SFDR-based propulsion enables the missile to intercept aerial threats at very long range at supersonic speeds. The performance of the system has been confirmed from the data captured by a number of range instruments like Telemetry, Radar and Electro Optical Tracking Systems deployed by ITR. The SFDR has been developed by Defence Research and Development Laboratory, Hyderabad in collaboration with other DRDO laboratories such as Research Centre Imarat, Hyderabad and High Energy Laboratory, Pune. Materials Research.
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO for the successful trial of SFDR. He termed it as an important milestone towards development of critical missile technologies in the country. Complimenting the teams involved in design, development and testing, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy said, with the successful trial of SFDR, the range of air-to air missiles can be enhanced.