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    Flight test of supersonic missile-assisted torpedo release conducted successfully

    By: Express News Service | Pune |

    October 5, 2020 10:10:55 pm





    DRDO, SMART torpedo, Navy torpedo, Indian Navy, Rajnath Singh, Wheeler Island, Indian Express
    Defence Research and Development Organisation () Chairman, Dr G Satheesh Reddy, has termed the system a game changer in anti-submarine warfare. (Twitter/@DefenceMinIndia)

    A successful flight test of the Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) system was conducted from Wheeler Island, off the coast of Odisha, on Monday. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Chairman, Dr G Satheesh Reddy, has termed the system 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, said DRDO officials. The system will be a significant addition to 's anti-submarine warfare capabilities and the test on Monday is a key step towards its deployment, they said.

    According to a press statement from the Ministry of Defence, the SMART system was “successfully flight-tested on Monday, at 11.45 am, from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha. All the mission objectives, including missile flight up to the range and altitude, separation of the nose cone, release of torpedo and deployment of Velocity Reduction Mechanism (VRM) have been met perfectly.”

    The tracking mechanisms for test — the radars, electro-optical systems…

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