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Nirbhay Succeeded in Sixth Test

Nirbhay Succeeded in Sixth Test 22 May, 2019

India tested Nirbhay subsonic cruise missile successfully. DRDO confirmed that the missile was launched in Chandipur, Odisha. The missile, which has a range of more than 1000 kilometers, has been tested for the sixth time. Nirbhay took off vertically, then turned horizontally into desired direction separating its booster. It was aimed at testing the reliability of boost phase and cruise phase using way point navigation at very low altitudes. Nirbhay is said to have demonstrated its sea-skimming capabilities while cruising at very-low altitudes over the sea and the mission was completed within 43 minutes covering 15 way points. DRDO said the entire flight was fully tracked by a chain of electro optical tracking systems, radars and ground telemetry systems deployed all along the sea coast. In its terminal phase, the missile is said to have travelled at a sustained altitude of 5 meters, which lasted about 10 minutes.

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