India Successfully Test Fires Long-Range Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile “Nirbhay”
- The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired the long-range sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, off the Odisha coast at 11.44 am on April 15, 2019.
- The state-of-the-art, all-weather Nirbhay cruise missile is the country’s first indigenously designed and developed long-range cruise missile that can be launched from multiple platforms.
- The missile has been developed by Bengaluru-based Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), a lab under Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
- It can carry conventional and nuclear warheads, strike a target among multiple targets and is also equipped with a MEMS-based Inertial Navigation System (INS) and the GPS system.