India tests VL-SRSAM surface-to-air missiles

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The Indian Naval and Defense Research and Development Organization has successfully tested the “Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile” (VL-SRSAM), firing it on a high-speed aerial target mimicking a target aircraft, while senior Indian officials observed the test.

The VL-SRSAM missile is a ship-borne weapon system capable of neutralizing various air threats, as well as naval targets.

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar said, “That the development of this indigenous missile system will further strengthen the defensive capabilities of the Indian Navy.”

While the Secretary of the Department of Defence R&D & Chairman DRDO Dr. G Satheesh Reddy said, “The test has proved the integration of indigenous weapon systems onboard Indian Naval Ships.”

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