Successful Flight Test of Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile
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In News: Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile was successfully flight tested by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha.
- The launch was conducted from a vertical launcher against an electronic target at a very low altitude.
- Launch of the system was conducted to validate integrated operation of all weapon system components including the vertical launcher unit with controller, canisterised flight vehicle, weapon control system etc. required for future launches of the missile from Indian Naval Ships.
- Significance: This has paved the way for integration of weapon system onboard Indian Naval Ships.
News Source: PIB