Nirbhay missile fails test due to ‘engine trouble’

NEW DELHI: A flight-test of the Nirbhay land-attack cruise missile, designed to have a strike range of 1,000-km, failed due to a technical snag off the Odisha coast on Monday.
The subsonic missile developed “engine trouble” within eight minutes of being launched from the integrated test range on Wheeler Island. “The missile was being tested with an increased indigenous content,” said an official.
While DRDO will conduct a detailed analysis to ascertain the exact reason for the failure, the development will further delay the induction of over 1,000-km range cruise missiles into the armed forces.

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