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DRDO, Indian Navy successfully test-fired VL-SRSAM missile system in Odisha MPNRC

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OrissaIndia on Friday successfully test-fired a Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) from an Indian Naval Ship (INS) off the coast of Chandipur in Odisha.

The Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) was successfully flight tested today by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the Indian Navy. The launch was done from an Indian Navy ship off the coast of Chandipur in Odisha,” said a DRDO official.

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VL-SRSAM, a ship-propelled weapon system, is intended to neutralize various airborne threats at close range, including maritime-skimming targets. Today’s launch of the system was conducted against a high-speed air target mimicry aircraft, which successfully engaged.

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The flight path of the vehicle along with health parameters was monitored using multiple tracking devices deployed by ITR, Chandipur. The test launch was supervised by senior officials of DRDO and Indian Navy.

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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has also congratulated DRDO, Indian Navy and industry for the successful flight test and said that the system has added armor which will further enhance the defense capability of Indian Navy ships against aerial threats.

Navy Chief, Admiral R Hari Kumar lauded the Indian Navy and DRDO for the successful flight test of VL-SRSAM and said that the development of this indigenous missile system will further strengthen the defensive capabilities of the Indian Navy.

Secretary, DDR&D and Chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy lauded the teams involved in the successful flight test and said that the test proved the integration of indigenous weapon systems onboard Indian Navy ships.

Further, he said that it will prove to be a force multiplier for the Indian Navy and is another milestone towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a self-reliant India.

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