India to test fire sub-sonic missile Nirbhay

As per Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India would test fire sub-sonic, medium range cruise missile Nirbhay in Feb 2013. The missile is being developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), a DRDO lab.


  • All-weather low-cost medium-range cruise missile with stealth and high accuracy.
  • Range of 1,000 km.
  • It will carry a ring laser gyroscope for high-accuracy navigation and a radio altimeter for the height determination.
  • Capable of being launched from multiple platforms on land, sea and air and shall be inducted into Indian Navy, Army, and Air Force.
  • Capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
  • Capable of flying at different altitudes ranging from 500 m to 4 km above the ground.
  • Good loitering capability, control and guidance with high degree of accuracy for maximum impact.
  • Nirbhay will supplement the Brahmos cruise missile by carrying warheads beyond the 300-km range.



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