- He commended the missile system's efficiency and predicted that it will improve the Navy's capacity to counteract close-range aerial threats.
- The teams participating were also congratulated by G Satheesh Reddy, the secretary for the Department of Defense (R&D) and the chairman of the DRDO.
The Vertical Launch Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) was successfully tested by the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) and the Navy on Tuesday from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off the coast of Odisha, defence ministry.
The test was conducted against a swift unmanned aerial target while onboard a naval ship. The missiles successfully intercepted the target thanks to their in-house Radio Frequency (RF) seekers.
Data from numerous onboard and on-ground sensors, such as radar, an electro-optical tracking system (EOTS), and telemetry systems deployed by the test range at Chandipur, were used to follow the test missile’s flight path and performance parameters.
Scientists from organisations like the Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL) and Research Centre Imarat (RCI) in Hyderabad worked on the system’s development and design, and engineers from Pune were in charge of overseeing the launch.
Rajnath Singh, the minister of defence, expressed his congratulations to the Navy, DRDO, and other related teams. He predicted that the missile will help the Indian Navy become more powerful.
The teams participating were also congratulated by G Satheesh Reddy, the secretary for the Department of Defense (R&D) and the chairman of the DRDO. He commended the missile system’s efficiency and predicted that it will improve the Navy’s capacity to counteract close-range aerial threats.