Supersonic missile assisted torpedo system successfully launched from Wheeler Island
The missile is launched from a ground mobile launcher and it can cover a range of distances.
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed a supersonic missile assisted torpedo system that was successfully launched from Wheeler Island in Odisha on Monday.
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 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 viz. two stages 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.
A number of DRDO laboratories developed various technologies for this advanced missile system. Industry participated in the development and production of various sub-systems.
#WATCH | India today successfully carried out a long-range Supersonic Missile Assisted Torpedo (SMART) off coast of Balasore in Odisha.— ANI (@ANI) December 13, 2021
"The system has been designed to enhance Anti-sub marine warfare capability far beyond the conventional range of the torpedo," DRDO says pic.twitter.com/ZhD34UwuFW