DRDO successfully launches VL-SRSAM missile system

DRDO carried the launch on February 22, from a static vertical launcher from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.

Feb 23, 2021 01:02 IST India Infoline News Service

The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has conducted two successful launches of Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM). Designed and developed by DRDO for the Indian Navy, the VL-SRSAM is meant for neutralizing various aerial threats at close ranges including sea-skimming targets.

DRDO carried the launch on February 22, from a static vertical launcher from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.

As per the Defence Ministry statement, the current launches were carried out for a demonstration of vertical launch capability as part of its maiden launch campaign. On both occasions, the missiles intercepted the simulated targets with pinpoint accuracy. The missiles were tested for minimum and maximum range. VL-SRSAM with Weapon Control System (WCS) were deployed during the trials.

The ministry highlighted that the launches were monitored by senior scientists from various DRDO labs involved in the design and development of the system such as DRDL, RCI, Hyderabad and R&D Engineers, Pune.

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