India enters elite hypersonic missile club


New Delhi: India has become the fourth country to successfully test the hypersonic technology from the APJ Abdul Kalam testing range in Balasore, Odisha.

India has become the fourth country to do so after U.S, Russia and China. India tested the Hypersonic Test Demonstrator Vehicle at 11.03 am on Monday and the same lasted five minutes longer that the Agni Missile booster.

The same has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

This would mean that DRDO would have the capacity to develop a hypersonic missile with scramjet engine in the next couple of year. This would travel more than two kilometres per second.

It was Satheesh Reddy, the chief of the DRDO who led the test. Asianet Online