ODISHA: India on Friday efficiently test-fired the Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) from an Indian Naval Ship (INS) off the coast of Chandipur in Odisha.
“Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) is successfully flight tested today by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Navy. The launch was conducted from the Indian Naval Ship, off the Coast of Chandipur, Odisha,” mentioned a DRDO official.
VL-SRSAM, a ship-borne weapon system is supposed for neutralising numerous aerial threats at shut ranges together with sea-skimming targets. Today’s launch of the system was performed in opposition to a high-speed aerial goal mimicking plane, which was efficiently engaged.
The flight path of the car together with well being parameters had been monitored utilizing quite a few monitoring devices deployed by ITR, Chandipur. The check launch was monitored by senior officers from DRDO and the Indian Navy.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has additionally congratulated DRDO, the Indian Navy and the trade for the profitable flight check and acknowledged that the system added armour that can additional improve the defence functionality of Indian Naval Ships in opposition to aerial threats.
Congratulations to DRDO, Indian Navy & the trade for the profitable flight check of Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile off the coast of Chandipur, Odisha. This success will additional improve the defence functionality of Indian Naval Ships in opposition to the aerial threats. pic.twitter.com/ltkUyhm0iR
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) June 24, 2022
Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R Hari Kumar appreciated the Indian Navy and DRDO for the profitable flight check of the VL-SRSAM and mentioned that the event of this indigenous missile system will additional strengthen the defensive capabilities of the Indian Navy.
Secretary, DDR&D and Chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy complimented the groups concerned within the profitable flight check and mentioned that this check has proved the combination of indigenous weapon system onboard Indian Naval Ships.
Further, he added that it’ll show to be a power multiplier for the Indian Navy and is one other milestone in direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s imaginative and prescient of AtmaNirbhar Bharat.