Nirbhay missile


Nirbhay missile

Infobox Weapon
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name=Nirbhay


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origin= IND
type=Long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile
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manufacturer=DRDO
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production_date=Expected in 2009
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weight=1000 kg
length=6 m
diameter=0.52 m
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speed=0.7 mach
vehicle_range=1000 km
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Indian missiles

Nirbhay (Sanskrit: निर्भय, Nirbhy "Dauntless/Fearless") is a long range, subsonic cruise missile being developed in India. The missile will have a range of 1000 km and will arm three services, the Indian Army, Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force. [ [http://www.telegraphindia.com/1070720/asp/nation/story_8080771.asp Fearless Tomahawk-type missile on radar] ] The Nirbhay will be able to be launched from multiple platforms on land, sea and air. The missile is being developed by the Advanced Systems Laboratory, a division of DRDO and after finalizing the design, the technology required for the missile is being developed. The first test flight of the missile is expected in the year 2009. [ [http://mangalorean.com/news.php?newstype=local&newsid=48826 India plans to test new medium-range missile in 2009] ] Nirbhay will be a terrain hugging, stealth missile [ [http://www.hindu.com/2008/05/09/stories/2008050955301300.htm DRDO developing hypersonic missile] ] capable of delivering 24 different types of warheads depending on mission requirements and will use inertial navigation system for guidance. [ [http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1111269 Nirbhay to beef up missile muscle] ]

In september 2008 Indian scientists developed a path-breaking technology that has the potential to increase the range of missiles and satellite launch vehicles by at least 40%.The enhanced range is made possible by adding a special-purpose coating of chromium metal to the blunt nose cone of missiles and launch vehicles. This would add-up on the stated range.

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