The Indian Navy and the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) have successfully conducted the first flight test of the naval anti-ship missile.
The missile is also the first anti-ship anti-aircraft missile system developed by the Indian Navy.
The first flight test was conducted at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha, India on May 18. This was witnessed by senior officials of the Indian Navy and DRDO.
A naval anti-ship missile was dropped during a test by a helicopter of the Indian Navy. He followed the desired sea trajectory to hit the target.
According to the Indian Navy, all targets have been met with high precision.
In addition, the operation of the missile subsystems was satisfactory.
Indian Defense Minister Rajnat Singh said: “India has achieved a high level of capabilities in local design and development of missile systems.”
The test also confirmed the mission’s algorithms and the various capabilities of anti-ship missiles, including targeting, control and accuracy.
All events during the launch of the missile, including tracking the trajectory of the missile, were captured using sensors located in the test range and at close points of impact.
DRDO Chairman Dr. G Satheesh Reddy also praised the efforts of the Naval Flight Test Squadron, the Indian Navy and associated teams for the success of the mission.
The naval anti-ship missile has a variety of state-of-the-art technologies, such as a home-made helicopter launcher.
In addition, the guidance system equipped with the missile system included integrated avionics and a navigation system.