Balasore: India today test-fired the indigenously-designed and developed long-range subsonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha’s Balasore.
The missile, with a strike range of 1,000 km, was fired for a shorter range from a launch pad from the ITR.
Powered by a solid rocket motor booster, the missile, with a turbo-fan engine, is guided by a highly advanced inertial navigation system. Capable of carrying 24 kinds of war weapons, the missile is able to target multiple places simultaneously.
The missile has a length of 6 metres, width of 0.52 metres, a wing span of 2.7 metres and weighs about 1500 kg. It can carry warheads of up to 300 kg.