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DRDO Conducts Successful Flight Test Of SFDR Missile Propulsion System

The SFDR missile propulsion technology is available only with a handful of countries in the world

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The DRDO said it successfully carried out a flight test of its solid fuel-ducted ramjet (SFDR) missile propulsion system on Friday morning at the Chandipur test range in Odisha.

"All the subsystems, including the booster motor and nozzle-less motor, performed as expected (during the flight test)," the statement issued by government-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said.

At present, the SFDR missile propulsion technology is available only with a handful of countries in the world, it said.

"During the test, air launch scenario was simulated using a booster motor. Subsequently, the nozzle-less booster accelerated it to the required Mach number (speed) for Ramjet operation," it said.

Successful demonstration of SFDR technology has provided DRDO with a technological advantage which will enable it to develop long range air-to-air missiles, it added.

(PTI)


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