SUBMARINE-KILLER: SMART MISSILE TESTED SUCCESSFULLY
Geopolitics|January 2022
With its maximum range of 650 km, a first for such a class of weapon in the world, the DRDO has handed the Indian Navy a significant leap in engagement capabilities

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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