India Tests Supersonic missile-assisted torpedo system

India Tests Supersonic missile-assisted torpedo system
India Tests Supersonic missile-assisted torpedo system

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday successfully launched the developed supersonic missile assisted torpedo system from Wheeler Island in Odisha.


“The system is a next-generation missile-based standoff torpedo delivery system. During the mission, the 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 DRDO said in a statement.

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.

“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,” a PIB release read.