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.


UP To Have 5 International Airports

Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M. Scindia and Minister of State for Civil Aviation Gen (Retd) V.K Singh inaugurated the direct flight between Lucknow and Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Goa by Air Asia today.
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