DRDO successfully tests Anti-Submarine weapon ‘SMART’

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India on Monday conducted a successful flight test of the Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha.

“This launch and demonstration are significant in establishing anti-submarine warfare capabilities,” the Ministry of Defence stated, agencies reported.

Following the successful launch the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO on twitter.

Secretary to the department of defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr. G Satheesh Reddy said that SMART is a “game-changer” technology demonstration in anti-submarine warfare.

The test encompasses hybrid technology which helps to upgrade the present system and also increase the striking range, the defence statement said.

Last week, DRDO successfully test-fired a laser-guided anti-tank missile (ATGM) from MBT Arjun. This was the second such successful test within a short span of few days, defence sources had said earlier. The agency also carried out a successful testfire of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range at Balasore last week.