India likely to conduct maiden test of indigenous technology cruise missile on October 12- The New Indian Express
Express News Service
BHUBANESWAR: After conducting successful trials of seven missiles in a month, India is all set to conduct the maiden trial of its Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile (ITCM) from a defence test facility off the Odisha coast on Monday.
A highly placed defence source on Saturday told The New Indian Express that the missile, a new version of subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay will be test fired with short turbo fan engine and an advanced radio frequency seeker.
Nirbhay missile was India’s first indigenously developed cruise missile. The weapon system that has completed six developmental trials between 2012 and 2019 was recently deployed following Chinese aggression along the line of actual control.
“The new version of Nirbhay has been fitted with advanced software and more indigenous systems, including the turbo fan engine. All the preparations for the test are in the final stage and the missile is ready for