India’s long-range, all-weather, subsonic Nirbhay cruise missile is currently been prepped for a new round of trials which is expected to take place next month as per latest media report.

The missile was last tested in November 2017 and in total has carried out only five trials till date which saw only two complete success, one partial success, and two complete failure. In the last trial used turbojet engine instead of a turbofan engine.

GTRE developed Manik Turbofan Engine which generates a 4.25kN class of Thrust is still going through developmental trials and it is not expected that it will be powering Nirbhay cruise missile planned for in March. Nirbhay for the first four trials was powered by Russian supplied NPO Saturn 36MT mini turbofan engines.


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