India’s first test of anti-ship desi naval missile is successful

2022-05-19 12:33:59 Marine News

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Navy on Wednesday 18 May successfully conducted the maiden flight-test of indigenously-developed Naval anti-ship missile launched from a Naval helicopter from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha, DRDO sources said.

The mission met all its objectives.

 It is the first indigenous air launched anti-ship missile system developed for the Navy, they said. The missile followed the desired sea skimming trajectory and reached the designated target with high degree of accuracy, validating the control, guidance and mission algorithms, they said.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday launched two frontline warships of the Navy. The ships, INS Surat and INS Udaygiri, were launched at the Mazagon Docks Limited in Mumbai.

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