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 article “DRDO & Indian Navy conduct successful maiden flight-test of indigenously-developed Naval Anti-Ship Missile off Odisha coast” published in PIB on 18th May 2022.