Missile Tests Current Affairs - 2020

ABHYAS : Flight test conducted by India

Defence Research and Development Organization conducted a successful flight test of ABHYAS- High speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) vehicle at the Balasore test range in Odisha on September 22, 2020. While testing,  the vehicle achieved 5 km of flying altitude, 2g turn capability of test vehicle and vehicle speed of 0.5 mach. The project costs Read More…

India successfully test fires “Dhruvastra” anti-guided missiles

On July 22, 2020, India successfully conducted the flight trial of Dhruvastra anti-guided missile at the Interim Test Range of Odisha. Highlights The trials of the helicopter launched Nag Missile (HELINA) were successful. The missile has now been renamed as “Dhruvastra”. About the Missile Helina is a third-generation anti-tank guided missile mounted on Advanced Light Read More…

US tests Hypersonic Nuclear capable missile

On March 20, 2020, the United States successfully tested nuclear capable hypersonic missiles. The test challenges Russia’s missile testing capabilities. Recently, Russia tested a hypersonic weapon in December 2019 and China has already showcased its DF-17 hypersonic glide vehicle. The glide vehicle flew at five times more than the speed of sound. Anti-Ballistic Missiles Treaty Read More…

K-4 Nuclear capable Underwater missile test fired by India

On January 19, 2020, India test fired K4, a 3,500 km range nuclear capable missile successfully. The missile is meant for Arihant-class submarines. Arihant is the first indigenously manufactured nuclear submarine. Highlights The K4 missile was test fired from the East Coast of Andhra Pradesh from an underwater pontoon. India already operates Submarine Launched Ballistic Read More…

DRDO tests QRSAM (missile) successfully

On December 23, 2019, the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) test fired the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) successfully. The test was conducted at the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, Odisha. Highlights The missile was tested in its deployment mode. It intercepted a target in mid-air meeting the mission’s objectives successfully. The entire launch Read More…