The Defence Analysis & Improvement Organisation (DRDO) on Monday performed two profitable launches of the Vertical Launch Quick Vary Floor to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM), the Defence Ministry mentioned. The launches had been carried out Monday from a static vertical launcher from Built-in Check Vary (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.
Indigenously designed and developed by DRDO for the Indian Navy, VL-SRSAM is supposed for neutralising varied aerial threats at shut ranges together with sea-skimming targets.
“The present launches had been carried out for an illustration of vertical launch functionality as a part of its maiden launch marketing campaign. On each events, the missiles intercepted the simulated targets with pinpoint accuracy. The missiles had been examined for minimal and most vary. VL-SRSAM with Weapon Management System (WCS) had been deployed in the course of the trials,” an announcement mentioned.
Throughout the take a look at launches, flight path and automobile efficiency parameters had been monitored utilizing flight information, captured by varied vary devices corresponding to radar, deployed by ITR, Chandipur.
“The current trials have proved the effectiveness of the weapon system and few extra trials will probably be performed shortly earlier than deployment on Indian Naval ships. As soon as deployed, the VL-SRSAM system will show to be a pressure multiplier for the Indian Navy,” the assertion added.