Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday inaugurated India’s first advanced ‘hypersonic wind tunnel’ (HWT) test facility. After US and Russia, India has become the third country in the world to introduce such a test facility.
According to a Ministry of Defense release, the HWT test facility has been developed indigenously and India has become the third country with such facility in terms of size and operational efficiency. Accordingly, “HWT has the ability to simulate hypersonic flow over a wide spectrum and it will play an important role in the field of aerospace and defense systems in the future.”
According to the release, the Defense Minister, who came to the Dr. Abdul Kalam Missile Complex of the Department of Defense Research and Development (DRDO) on Saturday during his two-day visit to Hyderabad, also called on DRDO scientists to make India a “super military power”.
Visited Hyderabad based @DRDO_India labs today which showcased various indigenously developed systems and advanced technologies.
I’m extremely proud of DRDO scientists and technicians who are tirelessly working towards developing technologies for strengthening India’s defence. pic.twitter.com/zVKUJJdnoJ
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) December 19, 2020