India successfully test-fires sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay off Odisha coast

Bhubaneswar, April 15

India successfully test-fired sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay off the Odisha coast on Monday.

The 1,000-km range missile was fired for a shorter range from a launch pad from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Balasore district, sources said.

Indigenously developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO), the Nirbhay missile could carry warheads of up to 300 kg, sources added.

It can travel with a turbofan or turbojet engine and is guided by a highly advanced inertial navigation system.

The last successful test launch of the missile took place in November 2017. IANS

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