India successfully launches Supersonic Missile Assisted Torpedo off Odisha coast
India today successfully launched Supersonic Missile Assisted Torpedo from Wheeler Island in Odisha. The weapon system is being developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO for the Indian Navy.
The system is a next generation missile-based standoff torpedo delivery system. The system has been designed to enhance anti-submarine warfare capability far beyond the conventional range of the torpedo. The missile is launched from ground mobile launcher and it can cover a range of distances.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated the teams involved in the successful test of the supersonic missile assisted torpedo system. He said, the development of the system is a perfect example of building futuristic defence systems in the country.
Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development and Chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy has also congratulated all those involved in the successful test. He said, the system will further enhance the strength of the Indian Navy and promote self-reliance in defence, harnessing expertise and capabilities.