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India conducts maiden test firing of indigenously developed Naval Anti-Ship Missile - Short Range (NASM-SR) | WATCH Videos

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India conducts maiden test firing of indigenously developed Naval Anti-Ship Missile - Short Range (NASM-SR) | WATCH
The Indian Navy carried out the maiden test firing of the first indigenously developed naval anti-ship missile (Photo: India Today)



The Indian Navy, in association with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), successfully conducted the maiden flight test of the first indigenously developed anti-ship missile launched from Seaking 42B helicopter. The test was conducted at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Odisha's Balasore.

This firing is a significant step towards achieving self-reliance in niche missile technology and reaffirms the Indian Navy's commitment to indigenisation.

It is the first indigenous air launched anti-ship missile system for the Indian Navy and the mission has met all its objectives. The Indian Navy also released a brief video of the Seaking 42B helicopter firing the missile on its Twitter handle.





NEW TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED 

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 sensors deployed across the test range and near the impact point tracked the missile trajectory and captured all the events. 

The missile employed many new technologies, including an indigenously developed launcher for the helicopter. The missile guidance system includes state-of-the-art navigation system and integrated avionics. The flight test was witnessed by senior officers of the DRDO and the Indian Navy. 

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, the Indian Navy and associated teams for the maiden developmental flight test. He said that India attained a high level of capability in the indigenous design and development of missile systems. 

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