Maiden SFDR test was only a partial successJun 02,2018 SOURCE: Indiandefensenews
Maiden SFDR test was only a partial success as booster failed to separate The Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) test carried out on Wednesday could not activate the ramjet stage, and as result, the missile crashed before the technology could be fully tested. While it was an initial trial and more tests would be required to master the technology that greatly enhances the range of a missile by doing away with the need of an oxidizer, failure to separate the booster after the first stage will be examined. DRDO officials said the Ramjet activation would be demonstrated in a later flight. The booster for the yet to be named missile has been developed by DRDO while the Ramjet engine is being developed with Russian assistance.