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March 8, 2021

India’s DRDO tests Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet Technology

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced the demonstration of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology.

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced the demonstration of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology.

Conducted by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), testing took place at Integrated Test Range (ITR) Chandipur off the Odisha coast in India.

The test flight proved several technologies, including SFDR technology and sub-systems such as the ground booster motor and nozzle less motor. These systems performed as expected during the test, noted the MoD.

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO and Indian Air Force (IAF) scientists on the flight test of SFDR.

The ministry said in a statement: “Successful demonstration of Solid Fuel based Ducted Ramjet technology has provided DRDO with a technological advantage which will enable it to develop long-range air-to-air missiles.

“At present, such technology is available only with a handful of countries in the world. During the test, air launch scenario was simulated using a booster motor. Subsequently, the nozzle-less booster accelerated it to the required Mach number for Ramjet operation.”

Data captured by ITR-deployed electro-optical, radar and telemetry instruments were used to monitor the missile’s performance.

It confirmed the demonstration of the mission’s objectives.

Senior scientists of various DRDO labs, including Defence Research & Development Laboratory Research Centre Imarat and High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, monitored the launch.

In January, DRDO delivered retractable landing gear (RLG) systems for two different class of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Tapas and SWiFT.

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