Recently, DRDO Diamond Jubilee Celebrations 2018. Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence is gearing up for Mega Events for its Diamond Jubilee Celebrations next year – 2018, when the organization will turn 60 Years. Here we are sharing Top 4 successful launches that feel you proud.
4. NIRBHAY Missile:- On Nov 7/17
NIRBHAY Missile It is India’s first indigenously designed and developed Long Range Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile. It has blended missile and aeronautical technologies which allows it to take off vertically like missile and cruise horizontally like an aircraft. It is two-stage missile powered by solid rocket motor booster developed by Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL) It has an operational range of 1000 km and can carry warheads of up to 300 kg including nuclear warheads. It can be launched from various kind of platforms. It has the capability to loiter and cruise at 0.7 Mach, at altitudes as low as 100m. It is terrain hugging missile which keeps on encircling the area of its target for several minutes and then hits bull’s eye’ at an opportune time. It is difficult to detect by enemy’s radars. It is capable to engage several targets in a single flight. The guidance, control and navigation system of the missile is configured around indigenously designed Ring Laser Gyroscope (RLG) and MEMS-based Inertial Navigation System (INS) along with GPS system.
3. Nag:- anti-tank missile
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on 13 June 2017 successfully test fired anti-tank missile ‘Nag’ in a desert in the western sector of Rajasthan.
The “fire and forget” third generation anti-tank guided missile ‘Nag’ is equipped with the highly advanced Imaging Infrared Radar (IRR) seeker with integrated avionics, the technology which is possessed by very few nations, sources said. The tests, which were witnessed by scientists from the DRDO, Defence Lab, Jodhpur, senior officials from armed forces among others, concluded today. It is the successful flight test has strengthened the country’s defence capabilities.
2. Agni-III:- On April 27/17
The missile has a strike range of 3,000 km to 5,000 km and is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads weighing up to 1.5 tonnes. The missile is powered by a two-stage solid propellant engine. The missile is 17 metres long, with two-metre diameter, and weighs around 2,200 kg. The missile was inducted into the armed forces in June 2011. This test comes less than a week after the Indian Navy test-fired a land attack version of BrahMos from a naval ship.
India also recently tested BrahMos missile with an extended 450 km range, has undertaken a drop test of the air version of BrahMos, exo-atmospheric Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) interceptor missile and endo-atmospheric Advanced Air Defence missile, both part of a two-tier anti-ballistic missile system, Agni IV and Agni V in the last six months.
1. Agni IV:- On Jan 2/17
The missile’s length is 20 meters and launches weight 17 tonnes. It is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, which include indigenously developed ring laser gyro and composite rocket motor. This is the sixth test of the missile and second user associate launch. he two-stage solid-propelled, surface-to-surface ballistic missile is designed to carry a 1-tonne payload to a distance of 4,000 km. The test comes within a week of the successful test firing of Agni V intercontinental ballistic missile. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has designed and developed the missile. The missile’s length is 20 meters and launches weight 17 tonnes. It is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, which include indigenously developed ring laser gyro and composite rocket motor. Agni-IV has undergone one failed and five successful tests over the course of five years.