New Delhi. The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on Thursday successfully flight-tested the indigenously developed high-speed anti-aircraft missile ‘Exercise’ from the Chandipur coast of Odisha. “During the flight test, a high subsonic speed launcher was demonstrated at very low altitude with high stability,” the DRDO statement said.
The DRDO statement said, “Indigenous data link designed by Bengaluru-based industry was successfully flown and tested during the flight.” Earlier on Thursday, India launched a short-range surface-to-surface hit near the Odisha coast. Ballistic missile Pralay conventional quasi ballistic missile successfully tested. Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) gave this information.
#WATCH , During the flight trial, a high subsonic speed trajectory at a very low altitude with high endurance was demonstrated. Two boosters provided initial acceleration during launch & a small turbojet engine is used to sustain high subsonic speed with long endurance pic.twitter.com/DVFoqug2bG
— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2021
This is the second successful test of the missile within 24 hours. It was also successfully tested on Wednesday. An official said that this is the first time in the country that a developmental missile has been successfully test-fired in two consecutive days. The solid-fuel, combat missile developed by DRDO is based on the ‘Prithvi Defense Vehicle’ of the Indian ballistic missile programme.
The DRDO issued a statement saying that the missile, which was launched from APJ Abdul Kalam Island at around 10.30 am, fulfilled all the objectives of the mission. According to the statement, its launch from the coastline was monitored through surveillance equipment.
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