DRDO announced that it successfully carried out a flight test of its soil fuel-ducted ramjet (SFDR) missile propulsion system on Friday morning at the Chandipur test range in Odisha.
DRDO in a statement said, “All the subsystems, including the booster motor and nozzle-less motor, performed as expected (during the flight test). During the test, the air launched scenario was simulated using a booster motor. Subsequently, the nozzle-less booster accelerated it to the required Mach number (speed) for Ramjet operation.”
At present, the SFDR missile propulsion technology is available only with a handful of countries in the world.