ISRO & Integrated Defence Staff successfully conducts joint hypersonic vehicle trails

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully conducted a joint hypersonic vehicle trial along with the Headquarters, Integrated Defence Staff (HQ IDS).  

The trials achieved all required parameters and demonstrated Hypersonic vehicle capability.”

A hypersonic vehicle is an airplane, missile, or spacecraft that has the ability to travel five times faster than the speed of sound, or greater than Mach 5.

It is regarded as a cutting-edge technology, and few countries like US, China, and Russia, have been trying to further enhance the ability of their hypersonic weapons.

The Indian space agency has been developing hypersonic missiles in collaboration with Russia.

Besides, India is also working on a project for an indigenous, dual-capable hypersonic cruise missile as part of its Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle program.

As per reports, the Indian indigenous missile will have the ability to fire nuclear weapons along with conventional weapons.