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

By Shgun S -- June 24, 2022 4:01 pm -- Updated:June 24, 2022 4:06 pm

Balasore (Odisha), June 24: India successfully 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, DRDO informed on Friday.

"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," a DRDO official stated.

The ship-borne weapon system, VL-SRSAM, is meant for neutralising various aerial threats at close ranges including sea-skimming targets.

A high-speed aerial target resembling an aeroplane was the aim of today's system launch, which was successfully engaged.

Several monitoring devices set by ITR, Chandipur, were used to keep an eye on the vehicle's flight route and health parameters. Senior officials from the Indian Navy and DRDO kept an eye on the test launch.

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Meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, the Indian Navy and the industry for the successful flight test and said that the system added armour that will further enhance the defence capability of Indian Naval Ships against aerial threats.

Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Chief of Naval Staff, expressed his appreciation to the Indian Navy and DRDO for the successful VL-SRSAM flight test and stated that the development of this indigenous missile system will improve the Indian Navy's defensive capabilities.

Dr G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, DDR&D and Chairman of DRDO, praised the teams engaged in the successful flight test and claimed that this test had demonstrated the integration of indigenous weaponry on Indian Naval Ships.

It will prove to be a force multiplier for the Indian Navy and is another milestone towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of AtmaNirbhar Bharat, he added.

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