Thursday, August 11, 2022

Supersonic Missile Assisted Torpedo System Gets Successfully Launched From Wheeler Island In Odisha

By Staff Correspondent

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed a supersonic missile assisted torpedo system was successfully launched from Wheeler Island in Odisha on December 13, 201. The system is a next-generation missile-based standoff torpedo delivery system. During the mission, the full range capability of the missile was successfully demonstrated. The system has been designed to enhance anti-submarine warfare capability far beyond the conventional range of the torpedo.

This was a textbook launch, where the entire trajectory was monitored by the electro-optic telemetry system, various range radars, including the downrange instrumentation and downrange ships. The missile carried a torpedo, parachute delivery system and release mechanisms.

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 a ground mobile launcher, and it can cover a range of distances.

Several DRDO laboratories developed various technologies for this advanced missile system. Industry participated in the development and production of multiple sub-systems.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated the teams involved in the successful test of the supersonic missile assisted torpedo system and said that the system’s development is a perfect example of building futuristic defence systems in the country.

Secretary, Department of Defence R&D & Chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy has congratulated all those involved in the successful test. He said the system would further enhance the strength of our Navy and promote self-reliance in defence, harnessing of expertise and capabilities.

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