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Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile

8th December, 2021 Security and Defence



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Context: Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile was successfully flight tested by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha.

  • The launch was conducted from a vertical launcher against an electronic target at a very low altitude.
  • It was conducted to validate integrated operation of all weapon system components including the vertical launcher unit with controller, canisterised flight vehicle, weapon control system etc. required for future launches of the missile from Indian Naval Ships.
  • This system will enhance defence capability of Indian Naval Ships against aerial threats.