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DRDO successfully tests Supersonic Missile Assisted Torpedo system off Balasore coasts

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: India successfully test fired a long-range Supersonic Missile Assisted Torpedo (SMART) system, developed by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), off Balasore coast in Odisha on Monday.

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As per an official release of DRDO, the missile aimed at enhancing the country’s anti-submarine warfare capability was launched from Balasore in Odisha.

“The weapon system is being developed by DRDO for the Indian Navy,” said a defence official.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the teams involved in the successful test of the system and said that “the development of the system is a perfect example of building futuristic defence systems in the country.”

“System will further enhance the strength of our Navy and promote self-reliance in defence, harnessing of expertise and capabilities,” said Dr G Satheesh Reddy, chairman, DRDO.

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As per the official statement, the system is a next-generation missile-based standoff torpedo delivery system. The 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.

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“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,” reads the official statement.

The missile is launched from a ground mobile launcher and it can cover a range of distances, said DRDO, further adding that “This canister-based missile system consists of advanced technologies like two-stage solid propulsion, electro-mechanical actuators and precision inertial navigation.”

“A number of DRDO laboratories developed various technologies for this advanced missile system. Industry participated in the development and production of various sub-systems,” said the official release.

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