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India to test fire sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay next year

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    NEW DELHI: Looking to add more lethal firepower to its arsenal, India is planning to test fire its latest 1000-km range sub-sonic land attack cruise missile 'Nirbhay' early next year.

    Nirbhay will be a terrain hugging, stealthy missile capable of delivering multiple warheads as per mission requirements.

    "We are looking to test-fire the new sub-sonic cruise missile in the first quarter of 2012. The Nirbhay will be a new state-of-the-art missile," DRDO officials told PTI here.

    With its range of 1,000 Km, the missile has longer reach than Pakistan's Hatf-7 Babur missile, which claims to have a range of 700 km.

    The missile is being developed by the Advanced Systems Laboratory under the DRDO.

    Sources said the missile will be sleeker than other similar weapon systems that are operational with different countries.

    The Nirbhay will be India's second cruise missile after the 300 km range BrahMos, which is a supersonic system. The missile can be launched from multiple launchers and will be inducted into all the three services.

    India to test fire sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay next year - The Economic Times
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