The Naval Anti-Ship Missile Short Range (abbreviated the NASM-SR) conducted its first test in May 2022, firing from an Indian Navy Seaking helicopter.
Following the initial trials in May last year, India finished the second trial for its indigenous navy anti-ship missile on Tuesday. The test was conducted with the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the Indian Navy.
#IndianNavy in association with @DRDO_India successfully undertook Guided Flight Trials of #1st indigenously developed Naval #AntiShipMissile frm Seaking 42B helo on #21Nov 23.
A significant step towards achieving self-reliance in niche missile tech, incl seeker & guidance tech. pic.twitter.com/nbKI7ZuzDq
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) November 21, 2023
The Indian Navy’s footage revealed the missile launching from the Sea King 42B helicopter. This NASM-SR was fired from an Indian Navy Seaking helicopter at an integrated test range at Chandipur off the coast of Odisha in May 2022.
The missile incorporates modern technology, an indigenous helicopter launcher, and a guidance system that includes modern navigation and integrated avionics.
Besides, the Indian Navy said in October 2023 that it was gearing up for the first tests of a new Long Range Anti-Ship Missile designed by DRDO, with a range of 500 km — far exceeding that of the BrahMos missile.
BrahMos, the Indo-Russian cruise missile, initially had a range of 290 kilometres but now has a range of 350 to 400 kilometres.
In March of the current year, the Indian Navy successfully fired a Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (abbreviated MRSAM) from INS Visakhapatnam, demonstrating its capacity to intercept ‘Anti-Ship Missiles’.
The Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile was developed in collaboration with the DRDO and Israeli Aerospace Industries (abbreviated the IAI) and was built at Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL).
Reference- Hindustan Times
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