India Demonstrates Scramjet-powered Vehicle At Mach 6

A 2007 research paper showed one of the few images released by India of the design of the HSTDV.
Credit: India Institute of Science
India’s defense research organization demonstrated an indigenous, scramjet-powered air vehicle on Sept. 7 from an island launch complex off the east Indian state of Odisha. During a 20-sec., scramjet-powered flight, the Hypersonic Technology Demonstration Vehicle (HSTDV) reached a maximum speed of...
Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

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