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Watch Video: Indian Navy Successfully Test-fires Lightweight Naval Anti-ship Missile From Helicopter

The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the Indian...

The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the Indian Navy on Wednesday successfully test-fired an indigenous anti-ship missile fired from a Navy helicopter from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) Chandipur in Odisha. DRDO sources have given this information.

He said that the operation fulfilled all its objectives, it is the first indigenous air-launched anti-ship missile system developed for the Indian Navy. The missile proceeded on its predetermined path and reached the target with perfect accuracy.

Describing the performance of all systems as satisfactory, DRDO said that sensors were installed in the test range and the missile’s path was monitored.

Several new technologies have been incorporated in the missile, including an indigenously developed launcher for the helicopter. The missile system also includes state-of-the-art navigation and integrated avionics. The flight test was witnessed by senior officials of DRDO and Indian Navy.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, Indian Navy and the concerned team for the first experimental flight test. He said that India has achieved a high level of capability in indigenous design and development of missile systems.

Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defense Research and Development and Chairman, DRDO appreciated the efforts of the project team. He appreciated the Indian Navy and the Naval Flight Test Squadron for their cooperation in the project and said that this system will strengthen the firepower of the Indian Navy.

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