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SUCCESSFUL LAUNCHES OF VERTICAL LAUNCH SHORT RANGE SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE (VL-SRSAM)

SUCCESSFUL LAUNCHES OF VERTICAL LAUNCH SHORT RANGE SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE (VL-SRSAM)

Context

Recently, there were 2 successful launches of Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) conducted by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Details

  • The launches were carried out from Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.
  • These are Indigenously designed and developed by the DRDO for the Indian Navy.
  • VL-SRSAM is meant for neutralizing aerial threats at close ranges including sea-skimming targets.
  • The launches were conducted for demonstration of vertical launch capability as part of its maiden launch campaign and were tested for minimum and maximum range.

About The Defence Research and Development Organisation

It  is an agency under the Department of Defence Research and Development in Ministry of Defence of the Government of India, charged with the military's research and development, headquartered in Delhi, India.

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