DRDO successful missile

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VERTICAL LAUNCH SHORT RANGE SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE (VL-SRSAM)

  • The DRDO on Monday conducted two successful launches of vertical launch short range surface-toair missile (VL-SRSAM) off the Odisha coast in Balasore.
  • The launches were carried out from a static vertical launcher from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur.

DESIGNED BY DRDO FOR THE NAVY

  • Indigenously designed and developed by DRDO for the Navy, the VLSRSAM is meant for neutralising various aerial threats at close ranges, including sea-skimming targets.

WHAT ARE SEA-SKIMMING TARGETS?

  • Sea-skimming anti-ship missiles try to fly as low as is practically achievable, which is almost always below 50 meters (150 ft), and is often down towards 2 meters (6 ft).
  • When under attack, a warship can detect sea-skimming missiles only once they appear over the horizon (about 28 to 46 km from the ship), allowing about 25 to 60 seconds of warning.

ABOUT THE TEST

  • On both the occasions, the missiles intercepted the simulated targets with pinpoint accuracy.
  • They were tested for minimum and maximum range.

ABOUT THE TEST

  • The VL-SRSAM with weapon control system (WCS) was deployed during the trials.
  • The trials have proved the effectiveness of the weapon system and few more trials will be conducted shortly before deployment on the ships.
  • Once deployed, the VL-SRSAM system will prove to be a force multiplier for the Navy.

 

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