Express News Service
BHUBANESWAR: India on Monday efficiently performed maiden flight test of vertically launched quick vary floor to air missile (VL-SRSAM) from a defence facility off Odisha coast. Defence sources mentioned two rounds of the indigenously developed missile had been examined from a static vertical launcher positioned on the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at about 1.30 pm and 4.45 pm.
The missiles had been fired in opposition to simulated targets. “The missile was test fired for demonstration of its vertical launch capability as part of maiden trial. The two weapon systems intercepted the simulated targets with pinpoint accuracy on both occasions. The missiles were tested for minimum and maximum range,” the sources mentioned. Designed and developed by DRDO for Indian Navy, the VLSRSAM is succesful of neutralising varied aerial threats at shut ranges together with sea skimming targets. The VL-SRSAM with weapon management system was deployed throughout the trials.
DRDO Chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy mentioned the trials have proved the effectiveness of the weapon system. “A few more trials will be conducted before deployment on Indian Naval ships. Once deployed, the VL-SRSAM system will prove to be a force multiplier for the Navy,” he mentioned. The subsequent era allweather air defence missile system can present level and space defence in opposition to varied aerial targets like jets, fighter plane, unmanned aerial autos.
The canister-based stateof- artwork weapon system can determine, observe, interact and destroy the goal with excessive kill chance. It has a strike vary of about 40 km. The launches had been monitored by senior scientists from varied DRDO labs concerned within the design and growth of the system. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO on the successful trials. Prior to the test, round 8,000 folks residing inside two km radius of the ITR had been evacuated as half of security measures.