DRDO successfully launches VL-SRSAM missile system

The DRDO said that on 22 February 2021, it was tested through a mobile launcher from the ground from the integrated test range at Chandipur.

Created On: Feb 23, 2021 12:30 ISTModified On: Feb 23, 2021 12:09 IST

On 22 February 2021, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) conducted two successful tests of the Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM), designed and designed with indigenous technology. This missile system is capable of deactivation when approaching enemy weapons.

The short-range surface-to-air missile (VL-SRSAM) developed indigenously was successfully tested twice. The DRDO said that the ultra-thin missile is capable of eliminating any aerial threat in short distances and will be inducted into the Navy.

The DRDO said that on 22 February 2021, it was tested through a mobile launcher from the ground from the integrated test range at Chandipur. He said that the missile was monitored with a number of radars and electro-optic devices from the launch of the missile to the target in the Bay of Bengal.

Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO on the successful test of the missile system VL-SRSAM. DRDO President Dr G Satish Reddy also congratulated the team for successfully testing VL-SR SAM system.

Why was this test

A Defense Ministry statement said that these tests were conducted to test the capability of vertical launch. This was the first test of this kind. In both tests, the missile hit the targets successfully and with full accuracy. The missile was tested for minimum and maximum range. Weapon Control System (WCS) was also fitted with VL-SRSAM during the test.

The background

DRDO is continuously developing advanced missiles. Akash NG was successfully launched from Odisha coast on 25 January last month. According to DRDO, Akash-NG is a new generation surface-to-air missile, which is used by the Indian Air Force to prevent air threats. The missile’s command control system, avionics, aerodynamic system all worked fine during the test.

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