DRDO And Indian Navy Test-Fire New NASM-SR Missile

Tags: National Defence

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted the maiden flight test of the indigenously developed “Naval Anti-Ship Missile-Short Range" or NASM-SR.

  • It was launched from Indian Navy helicopter Seaking 42B from DRDO‘s Interim Testing Range, Balasore in Odisha on 18 May 2022.

  • According to DRDO, the NASM-SR would be a 380 kilogram projectile with a maximum range of 55 kilometres that will be deployed to replace the previous Sea Eagle missiles on Indian Navy Sea King helicopters.

  • In a tweet, Indian Navy said, this firing is a significant step towards achieving self-reliance in niche missile technology and reaffirms the Indian Navy’s commitment to indigenization.

  • The Naval Anti-Ship Missile-Short Range has been developed in association with Defence Research and Development Organisation,

  • It is the first indigenous air-launched Anti-ship missile system for the Indian Navy.

  • The missile employed many new technologies, including an indigenously developed launcher for the helicopter, state-of-the-art navigation system and integrated avionics. 

  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO):

  • It is a premier defence research and development agency under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

  • It aims to make India self-reliant in critical defence technology and systems.

  • It was set up in 1958.

  • Headquarters: New Delhi 

  • Chairman: G. Satheesh Reddy 

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