|Nuclear capable Agni 4(“Fire”) Missile
- It is a Short-Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM).
- India successfully carried out the night launch of Prithvi II from an integrated test range, Chandipur, Odisha.
- Prithvi II is developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
- The missile has been developed under Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP).
- The missile is a single-stage liquid-fueled missile.
- It can carry a warhead of 500 kg, along with a 250 km extended range.
|Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM)
- DRDO successfully flight-tested indigenously developed Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM).
- The test was conducted from a warship at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.
- It has 2 key features: Crucifoem wings & thrust vectoring.
- VL-SRSAM is designed based on the Astra Mark-1 missile.
- Astra Mark-1 is a Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Air-To-Air Missile (BVRAAM).
|Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM)
- It is an indigenously-developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM).
- ATGM was successfully test-fired from Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun.
- The overall test was conducted by DRDO and the Indian Army at KK Ranges near Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.
|Human-rated solid rocket booster (HS200)
- ISRO has successfully completed the static test of a human-rated solid rocket booster (HS200).
- The test was conducted at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
- The HS200 booster is loaded with 203 tons of solid propellant.
It was tested for a duration of 135 seconds.
- The design and development of the HS200 booster were completed at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
- The 20m long and 3.2m diameter booster is the world’s second-largest operational booster with solid propellant.
|BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile
- The Indian Navy and the Andaman and Nicobar Command successfully test-fired an Anti-Ship version of the BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile.
- Also, the Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully test-fired the first-ever Extended Range Version of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile (Air launched version) from Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter jet.
- The range of the Extended Range version of the BrahMos missile is around 350 km.
- The BrahMos missile achieved a supersonic speed of 2.8 Mach or almost three times the speed of sound
|Mysterious Missile / YJ-21
- The YJ-21 was launched from the warship Wuxi.
- The missile was launched by the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of China.
- It was launched from Qingdao, Shandong Province, China
|Naval Anti-ship missile
- The Indian Navy in association with the DRDO successfully test-fired the Naval Anti-ship missile.
- It was India’s first indigenously developed air-launched Naval Anti-ship missile.
- DRDO tested it from a Sea king 42B Helicopter at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore, Odisha.
- HANSA-NG is India’s First Indigenous Trainer Aircraft (new generation two-seater flying trainer aircraft).
- It was designed and developed by the CSIR and NAL.
- It has successfully completed an in-flight engine relight test at the Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) the facility of DRDO at Challakere, Chitradurga district of Karnataka.
- The new generation aircraft had completed the sea level trials in Puducherry.
- CSIR stands for The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
- NAL stands for National Aerospace Laboratories.
- A solid fuel-based engine, Kalam-100 was successfully tested by Hyderabad-based space startup Skyroot Aerospace.
- The Kalam-100 Engine would be used in the third stage of the launch vehicle called Vikram 1.
- The company is developing a series of three small satellite launch vehicles called Vikram 1, Vikram 2, and Vikram 3.
- The Vikram 1 rocket will use four fuel-based stages which include 3 solid fuel and one 1 liquid fuel stage for the launch.
|Zircon Hypersonic Cruise Missile
- Russia had successfully test-fired its Zircon Hypersonic Cruise Missile, from the Admiral Gorshkov frigate of the Northern Fleet in the Barents Sea of the Arctic Ocean.
- The missile hits the sea target in the White Sea, travelling 1,000 km (540 nautical miles)
- It has a capacity to travel more than five times the speed of sound.
|Nuclear-capable Intercontinental Ballistic Missile RS-28 Sarmat
- Russia has test-fired a new nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) named ‘RS-28 Sarmat’ for the first time from Plesetsk in northwestern Russia.
- The ICBM hit a target on the Kamchatka Peninsula, about 6,000 km (3,700 miles) away.
- The missile is also called ‘Satan 2’.
- It will replace the R-36M ICBM (SS-18 ‘Satan’) in Russia’s arsenal.
|Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) booster missile system
- DRDO successfully flight-tested Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) booster missile system.
- The test was conducted from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Orissa.
- DRDO stands for Defence Research and Development Organisation
- The SFDR is an air-to-air missile.
- It is developed by The Defence Research and Development Organisation.
- The surface-to-surface medium-range ballistic missile Shaheen-III, was successfully test-fired by Pakistan.
- Type of the Missile: a surface-to-surface medium-range ballistic missile.
Range of the Missile: 2750 Km
|Helina (Helicopter based NAG)
- Helina was successfully flight tested from an indigenously-developed Dhruv Advanced Light
- Helicopter (ALH) at high-altitude ranges in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
- Helina is an Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM).
- Helina is an advanced version of Helicopter based NAG.
- The missile is guided by an Infrared Imaging Seeker (IIR) operating in the Lock on Before Launch mode.
- NAG missiles are based on third-generation ‘fire and forget’ class missiles.
- NAG missile is developed by DRDO.
- The recent test of NAG missile was jointly conducted by the DRDO, Indian Army & Indian Airforce.
|Iron Beam Missile
- Israel has successfully tested fired the Iron Beam missile.
- This is the first of its kind laser missile defense system.
- The missile system is developed by Rafael Advanced Defence Systems.
- The tests took place in the Negev Desert, Israel
- Maximum range of the missile: 1,090 km (681 miles)
- Maximum altitude: 6,248.5 km (3,905 miles)
- The missile hit a target in the Sea of Japan after travelling 67.5 minutes in the air.
- Its predecessor, the Hwasong-15, tested in November 2017 reached an altitude of about 4,475 km and covered 950 km over 53 minutes.