India’s DRDO testfires supersonic missile-assisted Smart Torpedo


India DRDO’s Supersonic Missile-Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART): The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested a new missile system designed to revolutionize the Indian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare capabilities. The Supersonic Missile-Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) system was launched from a ground-based mobile launcher off the coast of Odisha on Wednesday (May 1, 2024).

This next-generation missile system, indigenously designed and developed by DRDO, carries a lightweight torpedo and utilizes a two-stage solid propulsion system to deliver it at extended ranges far exceeding conventional capabilities.

The successful test marks a significant milestone for the Indian Navy, as SMART is expected to significantly strengthen its defenses against underwater threats.

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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh commended DRDO and its industry partners on the successful flight-test, highlighting that “the development of the system will further enhance the strength of our Navy.”

Dr. Samir V Kamat, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO, lauded the collaborative efforts of the entire SMART team and urged them to continue on their path of excellence.

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