India successfully test-fires new version of nuclear-capable Shaurya Missile

On this Saturday, India had successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable hypersonic missile ‘Shaurya’. To this official mentioned as per the report of TOI, it fired with a strike range of around 1,000 km from a test range in Odisha, and further added ‘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, the

Moreover, they said that from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in the island of APJ Abdul Kalam, the surface-to-surface tactical missile took off from a canister bound to the ground launcher from launch complex 4 by around 12.10 pm and covered the desired range.

It is 10 meters long, 74 cm in diameter, and weighs 6.2 tonnes. Its two stages use solid propellants.

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By stating this trial as successful officials said, that the state-of-the-art missile carried out a maneuver in the closing stages of its flight and hit the impact point in the Bay of Bengal with clarity

To elaborate on the process of the missile DRDO said, firstly a gas generator which was set at the bottom of the canister impelled the missile out of it as a result of its first stage ignited then and fell off but the second stage went into action after this. Throughout the testing, the tracking of the missile was done by several different telemetry stations and radars thus it performed well.

Also, Sources highlighted the statement of DRDO officials, as he has rated Shaurya as one of the top 10 missiles in the world in its class because of its high-performance navigation and guidance systems, efficient propulsion systems, sophisticated control technologies, and canisters launch. The key point of this missile towards its safety is that it can’t get detected by satellite imaging hence decided to keep in such places where enemies would not be able to detect them.

Lastly, The missile can be launched from silos and canisters mounted on a truck and fixed on the ground, they said adding that it can be easily moved around. A truck itself can become a launching platform.

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