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India test fires BrahMos: Here's a look at 11 missiles that India tested in the past two months

Here is the list of the 11 missiles India has tested in a period of September-October.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation. India has now tested 11 missiles within a period of two months. The DRDO’s effort to fast-track development of ‘Made in India’ strategic nuclear and conventional missiles - it has fired a missile every four days over nearly a month - comes against the backdrop of China’s refusal to step back from the Line of Actual Control.

India on October 18 launched the naval version of the BrahMos supersonic missile. With this successful launch, India has now in the span of two months test fired 11 missiles. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) effort to fast-track development of ‘Made in India’ strategic nuclear and conventional missiles is clearly seen where it tested missiles almost every four days over nearly a month. Here is the list of the 11 missiles India has tested in a period of September-October. (Image: Moneycontrol)

On September 27, DRDO has successfully demonstrated the Hypersonic air-breathing scramjet technology with the flight test of Hypersonic Technology Demonstration Vehicle (HSTDV) on 07 Sept 2020 from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Launch Complex at Wheeler Island, off the coast of Odisha. (Image: dpi.drdo)

On September 7, DRDO successfully demonstrated the Hypersonic air-breathing scramjet technology with the flight test of Hypersonic Technology Demonstration Vehicle (HSTDV) from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Launch Complex at Wheeler Island, off the coast of Odisha. (Image: Instagram/@dpi.drdo)

igh-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) was today conducted by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Interim Test Range, Balasore in Odisha. During the trials, two demonstrator vehicles were successfully test flown. The vehicle can be used as target for evaluation of various missile systems. The air vehicle is launched using twin underslung booster. It is powered by a small gas turbine engine and has MEMS based Inertial Navigation System (INS) for navigation along with the Flight Control Computer (FCC) for guidance and control. The vehicle is programmed for fully autonomous flight. The check out of air vehicle is done using laptop based Ground Control Station (GCS). During the test campaign, the user requirement of 5 km flying altitude, vehicle speed of 0.5 mach, endurance of 30 minutes and 2g turn capability of the test vehicle were successfully achieved. (Image: DRDO Instagram @dpi.drdo)

On September 22, the ABHYAS- High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) was conducted by DRDO from the Interim Test Range, Balasore in Odisha. During the trials, two demonstrator vehicles were successfully test flown. The vehicle can be used as target for evaluation of various missile systems. The air vehicle is launched using twin underslung booster. It is powered by a small gas turbine engine and has MEMS based Inertial Navigation System (INS) for navigation along with the Flight Control Computer (FCC) for guidance and control. The vehicle is programmed for fully autonomous flight. The check out of air vehicle is done using laptop based Ground Control Station (GCS). (Image: Instagram/@dpi.drdo)

: DRDO test-fires indigenously developed laser-guided anti-tank guided missile at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra. It can be used to defeat “armoured vehicles protected by explosive reactive armour (ERA)”, according to DRDO. (Image: Instagram)

On September 23, DRDO test-fired indigenously developed laser-guided anti-tank guided missile from MBT Arjun at KK Ranges (ACC&S) in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. (Image: Twitter/@rajnathsingh)

India on September 23 conducted a successful night testfire of its indigenously developed nuclear capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile as part of a user trial by the Army from a base in Odisha, defence sources said. The state-of-the-art missile was testfired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here in darkness and the trial was successful in meeting all the parameters, they said. The trial of the missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the ITR. (Image: ANI)

India on September 23 conducted a successful night testfire of its indigenously developed nuclear capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile as part of a user trial by the Army from a base in Odisha. The state-of-the-art missile was testfired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in darkness and the trial was successful in meeting all the parameters. The trial of the missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the ITR. (Image: ANI file image)

BRAHMOS surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile featuring indigenous Booster and Airframe Section along with many other ‘Made in India’ sub-systems was successfully flight tested for designated range at 1030 hours today on September 30, 2020 from ITR, Balasore in Odisha. It is one more major step in enhancing the indigenous content. The BRAHMOS Land-Attack Cruise Missile (LACM) was cruising at a top speed of Mach 2.8. Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated all the personnel of DRDO and team BrahMos for the spectacular mission. Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DD R&D and Chairman DRDO congratulated the scientific community and industry for this feat. (Image: Instagram/dpi.drdo )

On September 30, BRAHMOS surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile featuring indigenous Booster and Airframe Section was successfully flight tested from ITR, Balasore in Odisha. It is one more major step in enhancing the indigenous content. The BRAHMOS Land-Attack Cruise Missile (LACM) was cruising at a top speed of Mach 2.8. (Image: Instagram/@dpi.drdo )

On October 1, Laser Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile was successfully tested, defeating a target located at longer range. The test was conducted from MBT Arjun at KK Ranges (ACC&S) Ahmednagar today in continuation of successful trial done on 22nd sep 2020 (Image: Twitter/@DRDO_India)

On October 1, Laser Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile was successfully tested, defeating a target located at longer range. The test was conducted from MBT Arjun at KK Ranges (ACC&S) Ahmednagar in continuation of successful trial done on September 22. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "India is proud of Team DRDO which is assiduously working towards reducing import dependency in the near future." (Image: Twitter/@DRDO_India)

India on October 3 successfully test fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable hypersonic missile 'Shaurya' with a strike range of around 1,000 km from a test range in Odisha, defence sources said. 'Shaurya', which is the land variant of Indias K-15 missile, has a strike range of 700 km to 1000 km and is capable of carrying payloads of 200 kg tO 1000 kg (Image: Twitter)

India on October 3 successfully test fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable hypersonic missile 'Shaurya' with a strike range of around 1,000 km from a test range in Odisha. 'Shaurya', which is the land variant of Indias K-15 missile, has a strike range of 700 km to 1000 km and is capable of carrying payloads of 200 kg to 1000 kg. (Image: MPRakeshSingh/Twitter)

Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) has been successfully flight tested today 5th Oct 2020 at 1145 hrs from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha. All the mission objectives including missile flight upto the range and altitude, separation of the nose cone, release of Torpedo and deployment of Velocity Reduction Mechanism (VRM) have been met perfectly. The tracking stations (Radars, Electro Optical Systems) along the coast and the telemetry stations including down range ships monitored all the events. SMART is a missile assisted release of lightweight Anti-Submarine Torpedo System for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) operations far beyond Torpedo range.This launch and demonstration is significant in establishing Anti-Submarine warfare capabilities. (Image: Instagram/@dpi.drdo)

On October 5, Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) was successfully flight tested from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha. SMART is a missile assisted release of lightweight Anti-Submarine Torpedo System for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) operations far beyond Torpedo range. This launch and demonstration is significant in establishing Anti-Submarine warfare capabilities. (Image: Instagram/@dpi.drdo)

India successfully test fired its first tactical anti-radiation missile Rudram 1 on October 9. The supersonic-capable missile can be launched at speeds ranging from 0.6 mach to 2 mach, i.e., twice the speed of sound. The new generation weapon developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was tested around 10.30 am at the interim test range (ITR) located in Balasore, Odisha. )

On October 9, India successfully test fired its first tactical anti-radiation missile RUDRAM 1. The supersonic-capable missile can be launched at speeds ranging from 0.6 mach to 2 mach, i.e., twice the speed of sound. The new generation weapon developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was tested at the interim test range (ITR) located in Balasore, Odisha. (Image: Instagram/@dpi.drdo)

BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired today from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a target in the Arabian Sea. The missile hit the target successfully with pin-point accuracy after performing high-level and extremely complex manoeuvres. BrahMos as ‘prime strike weapon’ will ensure the warship’s invincibility by engaging naval surface targets at long ranges, thus making the destroyer another lethal platform of Indian Navy. The highly versatile BrahMos has been jointly designed, developed and produced by India and Russia.

On October 18, BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a target in the Arabian Sea.BrahMos as ‘prime strike weapon’ will ensure the warship’s invincibility by engaging naval surface targets at long ranges, thus making the destroyer another lethal platform of Indian Navy. The highly versatile BrahMos has been jointly designed, developed and produced by India and Russia. (Image: Instagram/@dpi.drdo)

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