India Test Fires SFDR Missile Successfully


New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation conducted a flight trial of the Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) booster with the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulating DRDO for the successful trial.

A flight trial of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) booster was conducted from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur on April 8 at around 10:30 am. The test successfully demonstrated the reliable functioning of all critical components involved in the complex missile system and met all the mission objectives.

SFDR-based propulsion enables the missile to intercept aerial threats at very long ranges at supersonic speeds.

The performance of the system has been confirmed from the data captured by a number of Range instruments like Telemetry, Radar and Electro-Optical Tracking Systems (EOTS) deployed by ITR.

SFDR has been developed by Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad in collaboration with other DRDO laboratories such as RCI, Hyderabad and HEMRL, Pune.

The Minister said that this is an important milestone towards the development of critical missile technologies in the country.