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India Test Fires Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV)


BHUBANESWAR: India on Wednesday successfully test-fired Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) off Odisha coast. An unmanned scramjet demonstration aircraft, the HSTDV was test-fired from launch pad number-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island in Balasore district at 11.22 am. With scramjet engine, it can cruise at Mach 6 and have multiple civilian applications. It can be used for launching satellites at low cost and long-range cruise missile, said sources. (IANS)


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