DRDO and Indian Navy test-fired indigenous vertical launch short-range surface-to-air missile
Defence Research and Development Organisation and Indian Navy successfully flight tested Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) yesterday. The missile was tested from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. This missile has been indigenously designed and developed by DRDO.
Defence Ministry said the flight test was carried out from an Indian Naval ship against a high-speed unmanned aerial target for demonstration of vertical launch capability.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has complimented DRDO, Indian Navy and associated teams on the successful flight trial of missiles. He said the missile will prove to be a force multiplier for the Indian Navy. DRDO Chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy congratulated the teams involved in the successful flight test.
He said the trial has proved the effectiveness of the weapon system. He added that it will further strengthen the Indian Navy for neutralising various aerial threats at close ranges including sea-skimming targets.