The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of India has successfully tested a vertical launch short-range surface-to-air missile (VL-SRSAM) from Chandipour, an integrated test range off the coast of Orissa.
Surface-to-air missile launches were carried out from vertical launchers against electronic targets at very low altitudes.
The missile’s flight path and health parameters were monitored through several tracking devices deployed by the ITR, Chandipour.
The Defense Department said all subsystems worked as expected.
Monitored by the DRDO and the Indian Navy, missile flight tests were conducted to verify the integrated operation of all weapon system components needed to launch missiles from Indian naval vessels in the future.
These components consist of a canisterized flight, a vehicle vertical launcher unit with a controller, and a weapons control system.
This is the second trial, the first trial February 22, 2021..
This system is expected to enhance the Indian Navy’s defenses against aerial threats.
The DRDO facilities that worked on the development of the system are the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDL) and the Imarat Research Center (RCI), which are based in Hyderabad, and the Research and Development Organization (engineer), which is based in Pune.
In April, the Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced the development of advanced chaff technology to protect naval vessels from missile attacks.
This technology was developed by the National Institute for Defense Studies, Jodhpur, DRDO’s laboratory.
An electronic countermeasure technology for passive consumables, chaff helps protect ships from enemy radar and radio frequency (RF) missile seekers.