DRDO Successfully Tests Indigenous Cruise Missile at Odisha

Tags: Defence Science and Technology

On April 18, 2024, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted a successful flight-test of the Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile (ITCM) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha.

An Overview of the News

Features of Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile (ITCM):

  • Advanced Avionics: Equipped with advanced avionics and software to ensure enhanced and reliable performance.

  • Development: Developed by DRDO's Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) in Bengaluru, Karnataka, with contributions from other Indian laboratories and industries.

  • Propulsion System: The missile features an indigenous propulsion system developed by the Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Key Observations during the Test:

  • Range Sensors: Various Range Sensors including Radar, Electro Optical Tracking System (ETOS), and Telemetry deployed by ITR at different locations to ensure comprehensive coverage of the flight path.

  • Monitoring from Aircraft: The flight of the missile was monitored from the Su-30-Mk-I aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

About ADE:

  • Responsibility: A laboratory of DRDO entrusted with conducting research and development in military aviation.

  • Director: Y Dilip

  • Headquarters: Located in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

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