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Supersonic missile assisted torpedo system gets successfully launched from Wheeler Island in Odisha

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed a supersonic missile assisted torpedo system that was successfully launched from Wheeler Island in Odisha on December 13, 201. The system is a next-generation missile-based standoff torpedo delivery system. During the mission, the 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 textbook launch, where the entire trajectory was monitored by the electro-optic telemetry system, various range radars, including the downrange instrumentation and downrange ships. The missile carried a torpedo, parachute delivery system and release mechanisms. 

This canister-based missile system consists of advanced technologies viz. two-stage solid propulsion, electro-mechanical actuators and precision inertial navigation. The missile is launched from a ground mobile launcher and it can cover a range of distances. 

A number of DRDO laboratories developed various technologies for this advanced missile system. Industry participated in the development and production of various sub-systems. 

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated the teams involved in the successful test of the supersonic missile assisted torpedo system and said, the development of the system is a perfect example of building futuristic defence systems in the country. 

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Secretary, Department of Defence R&D & Chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy has congratulated all those involved in the successful test. He said, the system will further enhance the strength of our Navy and promote self-reliance in defence, harnessing of expertise and capabilities.

Disclaimer : This is an official press release by PIB.

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