DRDO Conducts Successful Flight Test of SFDR On 05th March, DRDO has successfully carried out a flight demonstration based on Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology from Integrated Test Range Chandipur off the coast of Odisha at around 1030 hrs. All the subsystems including the ground booster motor and nozzle-less motor performed as per the expectation. The separation of the ground booster was also perfect. During the test, many new technologies were proven including Solid Fuel based Ducted Ramjet technology.
Successful demonstration of Solid Fuel based Ducted Ramjet technology has provided DRDO with a technology advantage which will enable DRDO to develop long range air to air missiles. As on date, such technology is available only with a handful of countries in the world. During the test, air launch scenario was simulated by the ground booster, subsequently the nozzle-less booster accelerated it to the required Mach number for Ramjet operation.
The performance of the missile was monitored using the data captured by Electro Optical, Radar and Telemetry instruments deployed by ITR and confirmed successful demonstration of the mission objectives. The launch was monitored by senior scientists of various DRDO labs including DRDL, RCI, Hyderabad and HEMRL, Pune.
Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DD R&D & Chairman DRDO congratulated the team involved in the successful flight test.