The supersonic missile assisted torpedo (SMART) system developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was successfully test-launched from Wheeler Island in Odisha on December 13. The system is a next generation missile-based standoff torpedo delivery system. During the test flight, full range capability of the missile was successfully demonstrated. The system has been designed to enhance anti-submarine warfare capability far beyond the conventional range of the torpedo.
This was a text book launch, where the entire trajectory was monitored by the electrooptical telemetry systems, various range radars, including the downrange instrumentation and downrange ships. The missile carried a torpedo, parachute delivery system and release mechanisms.
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UDA Framework For Sustainable Blue Economy
The pooling of resources and synergising of efforts, enumerated as the core value of the UDA framework, can effectively manage the challenges and opportunities of the tropical littoral waters of the Indo-Pacific region, explains ARNAB DAS
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DEFENCE INDUSTRIAL CORRIDORS DESERVE HONEST APPRAISAL
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THE TREE OF Life and Fertility
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The Biology of Time
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