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DRDO starts work on ‘next-gen’ hypersonic weapon

DRDO starts work on ‘next-gen’ hypersonic weapon

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is working on manufacturing a hypersonic missile, that would be capable of travelling at a speed five times faster than that of sound. This means, the next generation hypersonic weapons will have the capacity to move at a speed of about a mile per second.

Billed as a “next-gen” weapon system, hypersonic weap-ons are specifically designed for increased survivability against modern ballistic missile defence systems. 

China, Russia, and US are also testing hypersonic weapons to strengthen front-line combat units