India successfully test-fires short range surface to air missile

Prime News, National, Defence, Chandipur (Odisha), December 8:- India successfully test-fired vertical launch short range surface to air missile from integrated test range, Chandipur, Odisha, on Tuesday (December 7).

Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO said, the launch was conducted from a vertical launcher against an electronic target at a very low altitude.

Tuesday’s launch of the system was conducted to validate integrated operation of all weapon system components including the vertical launcher unit with controller and weapon control system required for future launches of the missile from Indian Naval ships.

The first trial was conducted on February 22 this year and this is confirmatory trial to prove the consistent performance of the configuration and integrated operation.

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO, the Indian Navy and industry for the successful flight test. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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