Missiles Current Affairs - 2020

India tests HSTDV

India joined the elite group Russia, China, US, after successfully conducting first test flight of the indigenously developed HSTDV (Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle) from Odisha coast. This giant leap will lead to the development of hypersonic cruise missiles in future. What is HSTDV? HSTDV abbreviated form of Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle is an unmanned scramjet Read More…

Israel successfully test fires advanced Missile Defence System

On august 13, 2020, Israel successfully tested the advanced missile defence system Arrow-2. The missile was developed to defend against the short- and mid- range rockets that are fired from Lebanon and Gaza and also long-range missiles fired from Iran. Highlights In 2019, USA and Israel jointly test fired Arrow-3 successfully in Alaska. This system Read More…

Sale of Integrated Air Defence Weapon System to India approved by US

On February 11, 2020, United States approved sale of Integrated Air Defence Weapon System to India. The cost of the system is estimated as 1.86 billion USD. Highlights India aims to buy Integrated Air Defence Weapon System (IADWS) from the US in order to modernize its armed forces. It will help India to counter threats Read More…

DRDO signs agreement with Russia’s Rosoboronexport at the DefExpo, 2020

On February 7, 2020, DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization) signed an agreement with Rosobornexport of Russia. According to the agreement the defence organization will develop Advanced Pyrotechnic Ignition Systems for missile propulsion Highlights The agreement was signed with the HEMRL (High Energy Materials Research Laboratory) of DRDO. HEMRL is working towards the development of spectrum Read More…

Pinaka missiles test fired for the second day in salvo mode

The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) test fired Pinaka missile system successfully for the second day on December 20, 2019 at Chandipur, Odisha. The first trial that was conducted on Dec 19, 2019, was also done at the Integrated Test range, Chandipur, Odisha. Highlights DRDO conducted the test firings of the Pinaka missile systems Read More…