PTI, September 27, 2022, 7:16 p.m. IST
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New Delhi: On Tuesday, the DRDO successfully flight tested the Very Short Range Air Defense System (VSHORADS) missile in Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha.
VSHORADS is an air defense system designed and developed locally by the Hyderabad-based Imarat Research Center of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
“DRDO conducted two successful test flights of the Very Short Range Air Defense System Missile (VSHORADS) on 27 September from a portable ground-based launcher at the Chandipur Integrated Test Range, offshore coasts of Odisha,” the defense ministry said in a statement.
“The VSHORADS missile incorporates many innovative technologies, including a miniaturized reaction control system (RCS) and integrated avionics, which have proven successful in testing,” the ministry said.
#DRDOUpdates | The VSHORADS (Very Short Range Air Defense System) missile was successfully flight tested from a portable ground-based launcher off the coast of Odisha.#AtmanirbhartaInDefence @PMOIndia @DefenceMinIndia @MoD Spokesperson https://t.co/KCNZ8gm4Uf pic.twitter.com/Kao25RbpHr
— DRDO (@DRDO_India) September 27, 2022
“The missile, intended to neutralize low-altitude airborne threats at close range, is powered by a solid dual-thrust engine,” the ministry said on the Man portable air defense system.
The missile design, including the launcher, has been optimized to ensure easy portability.
“Both flight tests fully met mission objectives,” the ministry said.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh commended and appreciated the efforts of DRDO and industry partners and said that this new missile equipped with modern technologies will give a new technological boost to the armed forces.