India efficiently flight examined the Supersonic Missile Assisted Launch of Torpedo (SMART) from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha on Monday.
All mission targets, together with missile flight upto the vary and altitude, separation of the nostril cone, the discharge of Torpedo and deployment of Velocity Discount Mechanism (VRM), have been met completely within the flight check.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation (DRDO) for the success.
“The DRDO has efficiently flight examined the Supersonic Missile assisted launch of Torpedo, SMART. This will likely be a significant expertise breakthrough for stand-off functionality in anti-submarine warfare. I congratulate DRDO and different stakeholders for this vital achievement,” Singh’s tweet learn.
SMART is a missile assisted launch of light-weight Anti-Submarine Torpedo System for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations for a lot past torpedo vary. This launch and demonstration are vital in establishing ASW capabilities.
Talking about it, Chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy, stated, “SMART is a game-changer expertise demonstration within the ASW.”
The occasions of at present have been monitored by the monitoring stations (Radars, Electro Optical Methods) alongside the coast and the telemetry stations together with down vary ships.
Plenty of DRDO laboratories, together with DRDL, RCI Hyderabad, ADRDE Agra, NSTL Visakhapatnam, have developed the applied sciences required for SMART.
Earlier, this month DRDO had efficiently examined Laser-Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile. The check was carried out from MBT Arjun at KK Ranges (ACC&S) Ahmednagar in continuation with the profitable trials finished on September 22. (ANI)