DRDO successfully tests VL-SRSAM

Tags: Defence

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO)  successfully flight tested Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile(VL-SRSAM) today by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha. 

The air defence system is being developed by DRDO for naval warships and the new system can engage targets at a range of 15 KM.


It is a premier research and development agency engaged in  developing new weapons and systems for the Indian Armed forces .

Under the Integrated  Guided Missile Development Programme(IGMDP) launched in the 1980s it developed a number of missile systems for India like Prithvi, Agni ,Akaash, Nag etc.

  •  It was established in 1958
  • Its Headquarters : New Delhi
  • Its current chairman :Dr G Satheesh Reddy
  • It comes under the Ministry of Defence. Government of India .
  • Missile Testing site in India :

The Integrated test range of DRDO to test missiles is at Abdul Kalam Island(earlier called as wheeler Island )and Chandipur Island off the coast of Odisha in Bay of Bengal.

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