India successfully test-fired a supersonic missile-assisted torpedo (SMART) from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha on Monday.
All the objectives of the mission, including the flight of the missiles in the range և altitude, the separation of the nose cone, the launch of the torpedo և the deployment of the deceleration mechanism (VRM), were perfectly fulfilled in the flight test.
Defense Secretary Rajnat Singh congratulated the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on its success.
“DRDO has successfully piloted the launch of Torpedo with the help of Super Sonic missile, SMART. This will be a major technological breakthrough in the fight against submarine warfare. read:
The @DRDO_India 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.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) October 5, 2020
SMART is launching a missile-assisted light anti-submarine torpedo system for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations far beyond the torpedo. This launch: display is significant in establishing ASW capabilities.
Speaking about it, President DRDO, Dr. G Satheesh Reddy said: “SMART demonstrates game modification technology at ASW.”
Today’s events were viewed from stations along the coast (Radars, Electro Optical Systems), distance stations, including inland ships.
A number of DRDO laboratories, including DRDL, RCI Hyderabad, ADRDE Agra, NSTL Visakhapatnam, have developed the technologies required for SMART.
Earlier this month, DRDO successfully tested a laser-guided anti-tank guided missile. The test was conducted by MBT Arjun at KK Ranges (ACC & S) in Ahmednagar, following the successful tests performed on 22 September.
India Successfully Flight-Tests Advanced Missile-Torpedo System
— NDTV (@ndtv) October 5, 2020