India on Monday successfully conducted flight tests of the supersonic missile assistant Release of Torpedo (Smart). The test was taken from Wheeler Island in the coastal region of Odisha.
India on Monday successfully conducted flight tests of the supersonic missile assistant Release of Torpedo (Smart). The test was taken from Wheeler Island in the coastal region of Odisha. During the test, all scales were found to be accurate, including missile range, altitude, nose cone separation, torpedo release capability, and the process of installing VRM (Velocity Reduction Mechanism).
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for this achievement. He wrote in a tweet, ‘DRDO successfully tests supersonic missile for release of torpedo, smart. This is a huge technological step towards increasing India’s stand-off capability in anti-submarine warfare. I congratulate DRDO and other partners for this achievement.
The DRDO_India Successfully test-fired the release of the torpedo, the Smart, the supersonic missile. It will be a major technological breakthrough for stand-off capabilities in anti-submarine warfare. I congratulate DRDO and other stakeholders for this remarkable achievement.
– Rajnath Singh (RajnathSingh) October 5, 2020
Explain that smart is a light form of torpedo system used in anti-submarine warfare (ASW). It will be used in operations with more range than torpedo range. This launch is important to increase the growing capability of anti-submarine warfare.
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Speaking on the occasion, DRDO Chairman Dr G Satish Reddy said, “Smart ASW is a game-changer.” The event was monitored from coastal and down-range ships, including telemetry stations and tracking stations (radar, electronic optical systems). The technologies required for Smart have been jointly developed by DRDL Labs, DRDL RCI Hyderabad, ADRDE Agra, NSTL Visakhapatnam.
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