New Delhi: India efficiently examined an anti-submarine weapon system developed by the Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation (DRDO) on Monday, in a lift to its naval warfare capabilities.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO scientists for the feat. He stated, “The DRDO has successfully flight tested the Supersonic Missile assisted release of Torpedo, SMART. This will be a major technology breakthrough for stand-off capability in anti-submarine warfare. I congratulate DRDO and other stakeholders for this significant achievement.”
DRDO chairman G. Satheesh Reddy stated that SMART is a game-changer expertise demonstration in Anti-Submarine Warfare.
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The DRDO stated that “supersonic missile-assisted release of torpedo (SMART) has been successfully flight tested at 11:45 hrs from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha. “All the mission objectives including missile flight up to the range and altitude, separation of the nose cone, release of Torpedo and deployment of Velocity Reduction Mechanism (VRM) have been met perfectly,” DRDO stated in a press release.
It additionally acknowledged that the monitoring stations — Radars, Electro Optical Techniques — alongside the coast and the telemetry stations together with down vary ships monitored all of the occasions.
It’s a missile-assisted launch of light-weight anti-submarine torpedo system for anti-submarine warfare operations far past torpedo vary. This launch and demonstration is critical in establishing anti-submarine warfare capabilities.
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Quite a lot of DRDO laboratories together with Defence Analysis and Improvement Laboratory (DRDL), Analysis Centre Imarat in Hyderabad, Aerial Supply Analysis and Improvement Institution, Agra, Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL) Visakhapatnam have developed the applied sciences required for SMART.