India successfully test-fires Vertically Launched Short Range Surface to Air Missile

India successfully test-fires Vertically Launched Short Range Surface to Air Missile

Hummingbird News Desk

NEW DELHI, 7 DEC: India successfully flight tested Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile today from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has test-fired the missile, ministry of defence said.

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The launch was conducted from a vertical launcher against an electronic target at a very low altitude. The flight path of the vehicle along with health parameters were monitored using a number of tracking instruments deployed by ITR, Chandipur. All sub-systems performed as per expectation, a release from defence ministry stated.

Congratulating DRDO, Indian Navy and industry for the successful flight test, the defence minister Rajnath Singh stated that this system will further enhance defence capability of Indian Naval Ships against aerial threats. The air defence system, which can engage targets at around 15 km, is being developed by DRDO for naval warships.

“Today’s launch of the system was conducted to validate integrated operation of all weapon system components including the vertical launcher unit with controller, canisterised flight vehicle, weapon control system etc. required for future launches of the missile from Indian Naval Ships. The test launch was monitored by senior officials from DRDO & Indian Navy. The first trial was conducted on 22 February 2021 and this is confirmatory trial to prove the consistent performance of the configuration and integrated operation,” the defence ministry said.

Dr G Satheesh Reddy, chairman DRDO has complemented the teams involved in the successful flight test and said that this has paved the way for integration of weapon system onboard Indian Naval Ships.

Tags: #DRDO #Chandipur #Odisha #VL_SRSAM #IndianNavy

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