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Supersonic Missile-Assisted Torpedo System: DRDO

Supersonic Missile-Assisted Torpedo System: DRDO

A supersonic missile-assisted torpedo system developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was successfully launched from Wheeler Island in Odisha.

  • The system is a next-generation missile-based stand-off torpedo delivery system. During the mission, full-range capability of the missile was successfully demonstrated.
  • The system has been designed to enhance anti-submarine warfare capability far beyond the conventional range of the torpedo.
  • The missile carried a torpedo, parachute delivery system and release mechanisms.
  • This canister-based missile system consists of advanced technologies — two-stage solid propulsion, electro-mechanical actuators and precision inertial navigation.
  • The missile is launched from a ground mobile launcher and it can cover a range of distances.
  • While a number of DRDO laboratories developed various technologies for this system, industry participated in the development and production of various sub-systems.

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