Successful flight testing of the ship-borne weapon system VL-SRSAM off the coast of Odisha

India successfully flight-tested the Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) from a ship off the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha on Friday . The launch was made against a high-speed aerial target mimicking a jet, which was successfully engaged .

BALASORE (British): According to an official statement, India successfully flight-tested the Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) from a ship off the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha on Friday.According to the report, the VL-SRSAM, a ship-borne missile system, is designed to neutralize various aerial attacks at close ranges, including sea-skimming targets.Rajnath Singh, the Indian Navy's defence minister, congratulated the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Mission for their success.Congratulations to DRDO, the Indian Navy, and the industry for a successful flight test of a Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile off the coast of Chandipur, Odisha.

Senior officials from DRDO and the Navy were able to track the vehicle's flight path and health status, according to the release, using a number of tracking devices deployed by ITR, Chandipur said.According to the company, the launch was made against a high-speed aerial target mimicking a jet, which was successfully engaged.Admiral R Hari Kumar, the Chief of the Naval Staff, praised the Navy and the DRDO for their sacrifices, as shown by the Navy.According to him, the establishment of this indigenous missile system will improve the Indian Navy's defensive capabilities.

According to him, the weapons system will prove to be a force-multiplier for the Indian Navy, and it will be another step forward in Prime Minister Narendra Modis' Aatmanirbhar Bharat's vision.