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100 Glidefire SSM for the Indian Navy with possibility of having hypersonic glide vehicle

Source : IgMp Bureau

100 Glidefire SSM for the Indian Navy with possible hypersonic payload

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in association with the Indian Navy and Department of Defense Production interacted with the local defense industry on different MAKE-I and MAKE-II category projects of the Indian Navy.

Discussions were held on a number of upcoming projects as seen in the picture that includes a new Surface-to-Surface Missile (SSM) known as the Glide Fire SSM.

The Associate Editor of Business World (BW) had first broke the news on this missile on 30th April that 100 Glide Fire Surface to Surface Missiles (SSMs) have been planned for the Indian Navy.

The Glide Fire SSM could be a hypersonic glide vehicle that can be fired from vertical launcher of both existing and future ships that will have the ability to maneuver and operate at low altitudes.

Two prototypes will be fabricated for testing and is expected to be handed over to the navy for trials by 2026.

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