India successfully test fires new Vertical Launch Missile

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Today’s test of the system was conducted to validate integrated operation of all weapon system components required for future launches from Indian Naval Ships….reports Asian Lite News

The Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile was successfully flight tested by the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) on Tuesday.

The first trial was conducted on February 22 this year; this was a confirmatory trial to prove the consistent performance of the configuration and integrated operation.

Today’s test of the system was conducted to validate integrated operation of all weapon system components required for future launches from Indian Naval Ships.

The test was conducted from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha.

The launch was conducted from a vertical launcher against an electronic target at a very low altitude, said the Ministry of Defence.

The flight path of the vehicle along with health parameters were monitored using a number of tracking instruments deployed by ITR, Chandipur.

All sub-systems performed as per expectation, the defence ministry said.

The first trial was conducted on February 22 this year; this was a confirmatory trial to prove the consistent performance of the configuration and integrated operation.

Today’s launch of the system was conducted to validate integrated operation of all weapon system components including the vertical launcher unit with controller, canisterised flight vehicle, weapon control system etc. required for future launches of the missile from Indian Naval Ships.

The test launch was monitored by senior officials from DRDO & Indian Navy.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, Indian Navy and industry for the successful flight test and stated that this system will further enhance defence capability of Indian Naval Ships against aerial threats.

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