DefenceDRDO successfully test fires VL-SRSAM, to add extra teeth in Naval warships

DRDO successfully test fires VL-SRSAM, to add extra teeth in Naval warships

VL-SRSAM

DRDO successfully test fired indigenously designed & developed Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) for Indian Navy.  

DRDO launched 2 missile. On both occasions, the missiles intercepted the simulated targets with pinpoint accuracy. The missiles were tested for minimum and maximum range.

VL-SRSAM is a vertically launched variant of Astra Air-to-Air missile. It is capable of neutralising aerial threats at the maximum range of 40 KM. 

VL-Astra will help the Navy to add an extra layer of Air Defence Systems which will complement the LRSAM Barak-8 in Naval warships. 

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There will be another truck mounted variant of VL-SRSAM for Indian Air Force.

The present trials have proved the effectiveness of the weapon system and few more trials will be conducted shortly before deployment on Indian Naval ships.

Aditya Raj
Writer & Co-founder of InfotOnline.

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