India has successfully flight tested Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) today at 1145 hrs from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha. It is a missile assisted release of lightweight Anti-Submarine Torpedo System for Anti Submarine Warfare operations far beyond Torpedo range.
Watch the video of flight test of Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART):
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO and other stakeholders for the successful flight test of Supersonic Missile assisted release of Torpedo, SMART and said, “This will be a major technology breakthrough for stand-off capability in anti-submarine warfare.”
Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh has congratulated @DRDO_India and other stakeholders for the successful flight test of Supersonic Missile assisted release of Torpedo, SMART. pic.twitter.com/BLPjNGZ0eY— रक्षा मंत्री कार्यालय/ RMO India (@DefenceMinIndia) October 5, 2020
“All the mission objectives including missile flight upto the range and altitude, separation of the nose cone, release of Torpedo and deployment of Velocity Reduction Mechanism (VRM) have been met perfectly. The tracking stations (Radars, Electro Optical Systems) along the coast and the telemetry stations including down range ships monitored all the events,” Ministry of Defence said in its press release.