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DRDO, Hypersonic Technology Demonstration Vehicle, Abdul Kalam Island, odisha, HSTDV, hypersonic cruise missiles, Electronic Warfare, Scramjet, latest news on Hypersonic Technology Demonstration VehicleThe HSTDV will comprise of a solid rocket component to get it into the air and flying and subsequently it will utilize its scramjet engine to rise and accelerate to a high elevation where its jet engine functions most proficiently. (Photo source: Video screengrab)


India’s Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) successfully test-fired the Hypersonic Technology Demonstration Vehicle (HSTDV) from the Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha earlier this week. While many more such tests will have to be carried out, this test has certainly laid the building blocks for a credible development of future scramjet-powered hypersonic delivery system. According to DRDO, the test saw the scramjet-powered HSTDV sustain a speed of Mach 6 during the course of its 22second flight at an altitude of 30 km. Basically this means in