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Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 : The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday successfully launched the developed supersonic missile assisted torpedo system from Wheeler Island in Odisha
The system is a next generation missile-based standoff torpedo delivery system.
During the mission, 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 text book launch, where the entire trajectory was monitored by the electro optic
telemetry system, various range radars, including the down range instrumentation and down
The missile carried a torpedo, parachute delivery system and release mechanisms.
This canister-based missile system consists of advanced technologies viz. two stage solid propulsion, electro-mechanical actuators and precision inertial navigation.
The missile is launched from ground mobile launcher and it can cover a range of distances.
A number of DRDO laboratories developed various technologies for this advanced missile
system. Industry participated in the development and production of various sub-systems.
Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh congratulated the teams involved in the successful test of the
supersonic missile assisted torpedo system.
The development of the system is a perfect example of building futuristic defence systems
in the country,he said.
Secretary, Department of Defence R&D & Chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy has also congratulated all those involved in the successful test.
The system,he said will further enhance the strength of our Navy and promote self-reliance in
defence, harnessing of expertise and capabilities.