DRDO Successfully Tests Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle

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New Delhi, September 7, 2020: In a historic mission today, India successfully flight-tested Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV), a giant leap in indigenous defence technologies.

Defence Research and Development Organisation (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.

The HSTDV is an unmanned scramjet demonstration aircraft for hypersonic speed flight. It is being developed as a carrier vehicle for hypersonic and long-range cruise missiles and will have multiple civilian applications including the launching of small satellites at low cost.

“Chairman DRDO congratulated all the Scientists, Researchers and other personnel-related with HSTDV mission for their resolute and unwavering efforts towards strengthening Nation’s defence capabilities”, DRDO tweeted.