Tuesday, September 26, 2023

India test-fires VL-SRSAM missile from Indian Naval Ship off Odisha coast

A vertical-launch, short-range, surface-to-air missile (VL-SRSAM) was successfully tested by the Indian Navy on Friday from a vessel anchored off the coast of Chandipur, Odisha.

A ship-borne weapon system called VL-SRSAM is designed to eliminate close-range aerial threats such as targets that skim the surface of the sea. The missile was launched today in an attempt to engage a fast-moving aerial target that was acting as an aircraft.

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ITR, Chandipur deployed a variety of tracking sensors to track the vehicle’s flight path and health indicators. Senior representatives from the Indian Navy and DRDO also witnessed the test launch.

Rajnath Singh, the India’s minister of defense, also expressed his gratitude to the DRDO, the Indian Navy, and the industry for the successful flight test and noted that the system will provide additional protection to the Indian naval ships against aerial attacks.

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India successfully tested its Agni-4 intermediate-range ballistic missile earlier this month from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.

Source: The Economic Times will additional input by GDI News Desk

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