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DRDO Conducts 2 Successful Launch Of VL-SRSAM Off Odisha Coast

Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted two launched vertical launch short-range surface-to-air missiles (VL-SRSAM) off the Odisha coast.

As per the reports the two successful launches were carried out from a static vertical launcher from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur. The missile was designed and developed by DRDO for the Indian Navy, VL-SRSAM which is meant for neutralizing various aerial threats at close ranges, including sea-skimming targets.

The DRDO official statement stated that the current launches were carried out for a demonstration of vertical launch capability as part of its maiden launch campaign.VL-SRSAM with a weapon control system (WCS) was deployed during the trials.

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The statements further informed that the launches were monitored by senior scientists from various DRDO labs. These scientists were also involved in the design and development of the system like DRDL, RCI, Hyderabad, and R&D Engineers, Pune.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) congratulated the teams involved in the successful flight test of the VL-SRSAM Missile System.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also congratulated the team via Twitter. He quoted “Congratulate @DRDO_India on the successful launch of indigenously developed vertical launch short-range surface-to-air-missile (VL-SRSAM)@indiannavy, off the coast of #Odisha.”

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Successful Trial Of DRDO Conducts MR-SAM’s From Odisha’s Chandipur ITR

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted its successful trial of the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MR-SAM). The trial was conducted from Chandipur Integrated Test Range (ITR) off Odisha coast.

The Medium Range Surface’s mission to Air Missile (MR-SAM) was successful, and it achieved a direct hit on the target. As per the reports, the trials will be conducted till 25th December. The MR-SAM trial was conducted at 3.55 pm from LaunchPad No.3. Even for the mission, the DRDO authorities have temporarily evacuated around 6000 people of five villages who were situated within the 2.5 Kilometre radius of the launch pad. All people were evacuated and were shifted to a safer shelter.

As per the reports, people of Tundara, Jaydev Kasabapahi, Bardhanpurpahi, Sahajan Nagar, Kusumili, Bhimpur, and Khadupahi under Remuna and Sadar Tehsils have been shifted. Even their domestic animals were moved to local camps and schools. Over 2600 people at the prawn farming yards have also been evacuated on a temporary basis to a safer place. 

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The authorities have advised the people not to go out of the safe shelters during the missile trial as it can be dangerous. They all are advised to stay indoors during the mission.

Apart from their living, financial aid has also been provided to the people during the period. The older adults are provided with Rs 300 each, and for each child, Rs 150. For the cattle feed Rs, 100 is provided to each family, while Rs 40 towards locking each house. For each adult, Rs 15 is provided for entertainment purposes, whereas Rs 75 is given to each little child for refreshment purposes.

Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty


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India Successfully Flight-Tested ‘SMART’ From Wheeler Island In Odisha

India successfully flights tested the Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) at 1145 hours from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, previously known as Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast.

The DRDO informed that this mission would be a whole ‘Game Changer’ in anti-submarine warfare, which will be heading further another milestone in establishing the country’s maritime strategic abilities. The officials of DRDO stated that the launch and demonstration are vital in building ASW capabilities. There are few more trails to test the advanced features which will be conducted later. But the whole team is satisfied with the results.

Rajnath Singh, the defense Minister, also congratulated the DRDO and other stakeholders for this fantastic achievement via twitter- “The @DRDO_India has successfully flight tested the Supersonic Missile assisted release of Torpedo, SMART. This will be a major technology breakthrough for stand-off capability in anti-submarine warfare. I congratulate DRDO and other stakeholders for this significant achievement”.

According to the official statement, SMART is a missile supported release of lightweight anti-submarine torpedo system for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations far beyond the torpedo range. When launched from a warship or a truck-based coastal battery, SMART takes off like a regular supersonic missile. This launch and demonstration are essential in establishing anti-submarine warfare capabilities. SMART’s all mission objectives, including missile flight up to the range and altitude separation of the nose cone, the torpedo release, and deployment of velocity reduction mechanism (VRM), have met entirely.

With indigenously developed nuclear-capable hypersonic missile, ‘Shaurya,’ SMART’s flight testing ensues successful test firing. The rocket ‘Shaurya’ also had a strike range of around 1000 km from the test range.

DRDL, RCI Hyderabad, ADRDE Agra, and NSTL Visakhapatnam have developed the SMART mission’s technologies.

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DRDO Conducts Successful Flight Test Of ABHYAS In Odisha

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested which is a developed uncrewed aerial vehicle ‘Abhyas’ – High-Speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from ITR Balasore, which can be used as a target for evaluation of multiple missile systems.

Rajnath Singh, the Defence Minister, congratulated DRDO for the triumphantly accompanying flight test of ABHYAS from Odisha test range and appreciated the achievement of this milestone. He tweeted “The DRDO achieved a milestone today with the successful flight test of ABHYAS – High Speed Expandable Aerial Target from ITR Balasore. This can be used as a target for evaluation of various Missile systems. Congratulations to @DRDO_India & other stakeholders for this achievement”.

Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), DRDO has developed and designed ABHYAS, and the air vehicle originated using twin underslung booster. It is powered by a small gas turbine engine and has a MEMS-based Inertial Navigation System (INS) for navigation along with the Flight Control Computer (FCC) for administration and control. The vehicle is processed for fully self-governing flight. The check out of air vehicle is done using laptop-based Ground Control Station (GCS). ABHYAS is furnished with al progressions tracking pieces of equipment with the persistence of about 45 minutes. Types of equipment like sensors and GPS has been attached to it. It would also supplement the Lakshya-I and Lakshya-II which was already initiated in the armed forces.

Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty

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