India Developing Highly-integrated, Hypersonic, Third-generation Missiles

New India Press

14 May 2005

HYDERABAD: India will develop highly-integrated, hypersonic, third-generation missiles with world class technology by 2007. Defence Research Development Laboratories (DRDL) has already developed a prototype system of the hypersonic vehicle even as some foreign countries and non-resident Indians showed interest to work with India in the research.

DRDL director Prahlada disclosed this here on Tuesday at a news conference.

He said the DRDL requires about 2,000 acres more to expand and has approached the State Government. The Defence Research Development Organisation is closely interacting with universities and institutes for research and development and review systems.

He said that the defence organisation is ready for large-scale production of Akash, Nag and Trishul to equip the Armed Forces. They are expecting letters of indent from the Ministry of Defence by December, 2005.

The day may not be far off when India becomes the hub for world class research and development work, he said.

The DRDL will organise Technology Day on Wednesday on the premises. All the technologies the DRDL developed will be exhibited here.

DRDO is ready to make Trishul, Akash and Nag in greater numbers.