DRDO & Indian Navy conduct successful maiden flight-test of indigenously-developed Naval Anti-Ship Missile off Odisha coast

What is the News?

The Defence Research and Development Organization(DRDO) and Indian Navy have successfully conducted the maiden flight test of an indigenously-developed Naval anti-ship missile.

What is the Naval anti-ship missile?

Developed by: Defence Research and Development Organization(DRDO) for the Indian Navy.

Features: The missile has a weight of 380 kg and a range of up to 55 km and is meant for launch from helicopters.

The missile can cruise at just 5 meters above sea level making it difficult for enemy radars to detect and track and shoot down with surface-to-air missiles or guns. This low-level capability of anti-ship missiles is known as sea-skimming.

Significance: It is the first indigenous air-launched anti-ship missile system for the Indian Navy.

Source: The post is based on the articleDRDO & Indian Navy conduct successful maiden flight-test of indigenously-developed Naval Anti-Ship Missile off Odisha coastpublished in PIB on 18th May 2022.

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