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Homemade Air-Launched Anti-Ship Missile Tested, 1st For Indian Navy

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An Indian Navy helicopter test-fires an air-launched anti-ship missile

New Delhi:

India as we speak test-fired its first selfmade air-launched anti-ship missile made by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, or DRDO.

In a footage launched by the Indian Navy, a Seaking 42B helicopter loaded with the missile is seen flying over the ocean check vary in Balasore, off the Odisha coast, whereas one other helicopter is seen following it for commentary.

The anti-ship missile separates from the Seaking for just a few metres earlier than its motor fires up and it flies quick in the direction of the goal.

“It is the first indigenous air launched anti-ship missile system for Indian Navy,” the DRDO stated in an announcement as we speak.

“The missile followed the desired sea-skimming trajectory and reached the designated target with a high degree of accuracy, validating the control, guidance and mission algorithms. All the sub-systems performed satisfactorily,” the defence analysis physique stated.

“The sensors deployed across the test range and near impact point tracked the missile trajectory and captured all the events,” it stated.

The Navy tweeted the test-firing of the selfmade anti-ship missile is a big step in the direction of attaining self-reliance in area of interest missile know-how and reaffirms the Navy’s dedication to indigenisation.

The missile used many new applied sciences together with a selfmade launcher for the helicopter.

Senior officers of the DRDO and the Indian Navy noticed the test-firing. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh later congratulated the DRDO, the Navy and related groups for the profitable test-firing.

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