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After Hypersonic Missile, Indian DRDO Tests Another ‘SMART’ Weapon

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Just after the successful test of the new version of Shaurya hypersonic missile, the Indian Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has tested Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) system, informed the country’s defence minister Rajnath Singh.

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‘Shourya’ Missile

The tests were conducted from Wheeler Island, off the coast of the Indian state of Odisha on Monday.

“The @DRDO_India has successfully flight tested the Supersonic Missile assisted release of Torpedo, SMART. This will be a major technology breakthrough for stand-off capability in anti-submarine warfare. I congratulate DRDO and other stakeholders for this significant achievement,” Singh tweeted.

The Chairman of DRDO, Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, said that the SMART is a game-changer technology demonstration in the Anti-Submarine Warfare.

According to the press release, the test parameters were met successfully by the system and will help increase the range of torpedoes, enhancing the Indian Navy’s capabilities to engage enemy submarines from a greater distance.

“All the mission objectives including missile flight upto the range and altitude, separation of the nose cone, the release of Torpedo and deployment of Velocity Reduction Mechanism (VRM) have been met perfectly,” reported DRDO.

“SMART is a missile assisted release of lightweight Anti-Submarine Torpedo System for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) operations far beyond Torpedo range. This launch and demonstration is significant in establishing Anti-Submarine warfare capabilities,” it added.

Recently, DRDO had tested a new version of the hypersonic nuclear-capable missile “Shaurya”, with a range of 800 kilometers.

Continuing the development spree after the emphasis on “Aatmnirbhar Bharat” drive, it has also recently tested an enhanced version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with a range of 400 kilometers, and also tested a cannon-launched anti-tank guided missile twice since September.

Earlier that month, DRDO also successfully conducted flight tests of the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV), considered a significant breakthrough in the development of Indian deterrence capabilities.

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