- According to the ministry, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh praised and thanked DRDO and industry partners for their hard work and said that this new missile with modern technologies
The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested the Very-Short Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) missile twice on Tuesday.
The missiles were tested with a launcher that could be moved around on the ground. The tests were done at Chandipur, which is off the coast of Odisha. It is where the Integrated Test Range is.
The ministry said that VSHORADS is a Man Portable Air Defence System (MANPAD) that was designed and built in India by the DRDO’s Research Centre Imarat (RCI) in Hyderabad with help from other DRDO laboratories and Indian Industry Partners.
It said that the VSHORADS missile uses many new technologies, such as a miniaturised Reaction Control System (RCS) and integrated avionics, both of which have been tested and shown to work well.
“The missile is powered by a solid motor with two thrusts. Its purpose is to destroy low-altitude air threats at short ranges. The missile and its launcher are very well made so that they are easy to move around. “Both flight tests have completely met the mission goals,” the ministry said in a statement.
According to the ministry, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh praised and thanked DRDO and industry partners for their hard work and said that this new missile with modern technologies will give the Armed Forces an even bigger technological boost.
Secretary DDR&D and Chairman DRDO congratulated the whole VSHORADS team on this huge success.