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Shaurya missile

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    10th Oct, 2020
  • An advanced version of the `Shaurya’ surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic the missile was successfully test-fired in Odisha.
  • It has the capability to strike at targets which are in a range of about 800 km.
  • It can carry nuclear payload.
  • Shaurya is a land-based parallel of the submarine launched K-15 missile.
  • These ballistic weapons belong to the K missile family — codenamed after late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam — which is launched from Arihant class of nuclear submarines.
  • When fired, the missile in the final phase of its course moves at hypersonic speeds before reaching a height of 40 km as it gets closer to its target.
  • It is a two-stage rocket missile.
  • This missile operates from solid fuel but can guide itself towards the target towards the cruise missile.
  • Once inducted these missiles are expected to complement the existing class of missile systems.
  • It has been tested by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • The K family of missiles are primarily Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBMs), which have been indigenously developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and are named after Dr Kalam.

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