Hypersonic missile successfully test fired

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  • India conducted a successful first test flight of the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) from a base off the Odisha coast.
  • The only other countries that possess this technology are the US, Russia, and China.
  • The HSTDV is an unmanned scramjet demonstration vehicle that can cruise up to a speed of mach 6 and rise up to an altitude of 32. km in 20 seconds.
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