The launches had been carried out from a static vertical launcher from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur.
Indigenously designed and developed by DRDO for the Indian Navy, VL-SRSAM is supposed for neutralising numerous aerial threats at shut ranges, together with sea-skimming targets, a DRDO assertion mentioned.
The present launches had been carried out for demonstration of vertical launch functionality as a part of its maiden launch marketing campaign. On each the 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) was deployed throughout the trials, the assertion mentioned.
The launches had been monitored by senior scientists from numerous DRDO labs concerned within the design and growth of the system corresponding to DRDL, RCI, Hyderabad and R&D Engineers, Pune. During the check launches, flight path and automobile efficiency parameters had been monitored utilizing flight information, captured by numerous vary devices corresponding to Radar, EOTS and telemetry programs deployed by ITR, Chandipur.
The current trials have proved the effectiveness of the weapon system and few extra trials can be performed shortly earlier than deployment on Indian Naval ships.
Once deployed, the VL-SRSAM system will show to be a power multiplier for the Indian Navy.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO on the profitable trials. Dr G Satheesh Reddy, secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) congratulated the groups concerned within the profitable flight check of VL-SRSAM Missile System.
Taking to twitter, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik mentioned,”Congratulate @DRDO_India on the successful launch of indigenously developed vertical launch short range surface-to- air-missile (VL-SRSAM)@indiannavy, off the coast of #Odisha.”
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As a security measure, Balasore district administration in session with ITR authority at Chandipur quickly evacuated 6,322 folks residing in 5 hamlets inside 2.5 km radius of the launch pad.
They had been put up on the nearest shelter centres within the morning, a income official mentioned.