On Monday, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully launched a supersonic missile-assisted torpedo system from Wheeler Island in Odisha.
“The system is a missile-based standoff torpedo delivery system of the future generation.” The missile’s full-range capabilities were successfully proved during the operation. The technology is “intended to increase anti-submarine warfare capabilities much beyond the typical range of torpedoes,” according to a statement from the DRDO.
The electro-optic telemetry system, multiple range radars, including downrange instruments, and downrange ships all tracked the whole trajectory, according to the DRDO. A torpedo, a parachute delivery system, and release mechanisms were all carried by the missile.
The innovative technologies used in this canister-based missile system include two-stage solid propulsion, electro-mechanical actuators, and precise inertial navigation. The missile is fired from a mobile launcher on the ground and has a range of range.
According to the statement, although a number of DRDO labs created different technologies for this system, industry assisted in the development and manufacture of numerous subsystems.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh praised the system’s creation as an excellent illustration of the country’s ability to create futuristic defence technologies.
Source: The Hindu