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DRDO successfully tests indigenously developed hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle

DRDO with this mission has demonstrated capabilities for highly complex technology that will serve as the building block for NextGen Hypersonic vehicles

September 10, 2020 / 10:51 AM IST

In a push for Atmanirbhar Bharat, India on September 7 successfully tested the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) using the indigenously developed scramjet propulsion system.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), saying this "landmark achievement" is a step towards realising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Confirming the development, the DRDO said, "In a historic mission today, India successfully flight-tested HSTDV, a giant leap in indigenous defence technologies and a significant milestone towards a Sashakt Bharat and Atmanirbhar Bharat."

The DRDO with this mission has demonstrated capabilities for highly complex technology that will serve as the building block for NextGen Hypersonic vehicles in partnership with industry.