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Flight test of supersonic missile-assisted torpedo release conducted successfully

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  • October 7, 2020
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Flight test of supersonic missile-assisted torpedo release conducted successfully

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Defence

In news

  • A successful flight test of the Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) system was conducted from Wheeler Island, off the coast of Odisha recently.
  • Conducted by: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
  • Developed by: Several laboratories of DRDO

Key takeaways

  • The system will be a game changer in anti-submarine warfare.
  • The development of the system has been crucial in capacity building of naval platforms to strike beyond the torpedo range. 
  • The system will be a significant addition to India’s anti-submarine warfare capabilities.
  • SMART is a missile-assisted release of lightweight anti-submarine torpedo system for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations far beyond torpedo range.

Do you know?

  • A modern torpedo is an underwater ranged weapon launched above or below the water surface, self-propelled towards a target, and with an explosive warhead designed to detonate either on contact with or in proximity to the large.

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