New Delhi: India on Monday successfully conducted test-firing of supersonic missile-assisted torpedo system which is aimed at enhancing the country’s anti-submarine warfare capability far beyond the conventional range of the torpedo.
The system, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), was successfully launched from Wheeler Island in Odisha, an official statement said here.
The system is a next generation missile-based standoff torpedo delivery system that will hugely help the Indian Navy.
During the mission, full range capability of the missile was successfully demonstrated.
“This was a text book launch, where the entire trajectory was monitored by the electro optic telemetry system, various range radars, including the down range instrumentation and down range ships. The missile carried a torpedo, parachute delivery system and release mechanisms,” the statement said.
“The system has been designed to enhance anti-submarine warfare capability far beyond the conventional range of the torpedo,” the statement said.
This canister-based missile system consists of advanced technologies — two-stage solid propulsion, electro-mechanical actuators and precision inertial navigation.
The missile is launched from ground mobile launcher and it can cover a range of distances, the statement said.
A number of DRDO laboratories developed various technologies for this advanced missile system and the Industry participated in the development and production of various sub-systems.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the teams involved in the successful test of the system and described it as a perfect example of building futuristic defence systems in the country.