DRDO successfully tests Very Short Range Air Defence System Missile
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted two successful test flights of Very Short Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) missiles on 27 September 2022 from a ground based portable launcher at the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha.
VSHORADS is a Man Portable Air Defence System (MANPAD) designed and developed indigenously by DRDO’s Research Centre Imarat, Hyderabad in collaboration with other DRDO laboratories and Indian Industry Partners.
MANPAD is being developed by the DRDO for the Indian Army. . VSHORAD is the soldier’s last line of defence against enemy combat aircraft and helicopters in the multi-layered air defence network.
The Army, which has for long been looking for new portable air defence systems, has inducted a small number of Igla-S systems recently bought from Russia under emergency procurement.
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