India has accomplished the second trial of its homegrown naval anti-ship missile, building on the initial tests conducted in May of the previous year. The successful trial resulted from the collaboration between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Navy.
The Indian Navy shared a video on X showcasing the launch of the naval anti-ship missile from the Sea King 42B helicopter. In its inaugural test back in May 2022, the NASM-SR was successfully fired from an Indian Navy Seaking helicopter at the integrated test range (ITR) located at Chandipur off the Odisha coast.
The navy wrote on X, “#IndianNavy in association with @DRDO_India successfully undertook Guided Flight Trials of #1st indigenously developed Naval #AntiShipMissile from Seaking 42B helo on #21Nov 23. A significant step towards achieving self-reliance in niche missile tech, including seeker & guidance tech.”
This missile incorporates a range of advanced technologies, including an indigenous launcher designed for helicopters and a guidance system equipped with cutting-edge navigation and integrated avionics.
Originally having a range of 290 km, the BrahMos cruise missile, a collaborative effort between India and Russia, has now been enhanced to achieve an extended range of 350 to 400 km. Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) from INS Visakhapatnam. The exercise affirmed the missile's capability to intercept 'Anti anti-ship missiles.'
The Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile is a collaborative project between the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI). It is manufactured at Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). The successful test highlights the effectiveness of this joint effort in enhancing the naval defense capabilities of the Indian Navy.
The successful firing test of the Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) not only showcases India's technological prowess but also reinforces the nation's commitment to fortifying its naval capabilities. The collaborative effort between the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) has yielded a missile with enhanced range and interception capabilities.
As India continues to strengthen its defense infrastructure, such advancements contribute to the country's preparedness to safeguard its maritime interests. The successful test serves as a testament to the synergy achieved through international collaboration in advancing cutting-edge missile technology for naval defense.
Image source: Hindustan Times