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India Successfully Test Flies SMART Anti-Submarine Missile System

© X/video screenshotSupersonic Missile-Assisted Release of Torpedo system successfully flight-tested by DRDO
Supersonic Missile-Assisted Release of Torpedo system successfully flight-tested by DRDO - Sputnik India, 1920, 01.05.2024
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SMART is a state-of-the-art missile-based lightweight torpedo delivery system meticulously developed by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to bolster the Indian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare prowess.
India has successfully conducted a flight test of the indigenously developed Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) anti-submarine missile system on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island, off the coast of Odisha's Balasore.
The SMART system boosts India's ability to counter underwater threats and improve its anti-submarine warfare capabilities using cutting-edge technology and indigenous innovation.

Top Features That Make SMART Stand Out Among Others

SMART is a canister-based, long-range anti-submarine missile powered by a dual-stage solid-propellant rocket and utilizes electro-mechanical actuators for course correction.
Developed by the DRDO for the Indian Navy, the missile has a range of 643 km carrying an advanced lightweight torpedo with a range of 20 km and a 50 kg high-explosive warhead that can be launched from a surface ship or a truck-based coastal battery.
Several state-of-the-art mechanisms, such as symmetric separation, ejection, and velocity control were validated in the test.
SMART uses a two-way data link connected to airborne or ship-based submarine detection and identification systems.
The objective behind the project is to develop a quick reaction system that can launch a torpedo from standoff distance.
The missile utilizes sea skimming in order to reduce detection range.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) launched Submersible Platform for Acoustic Characterisation and Evaluation (SPACE), a premier testing hub for sonar systems for the Indian Navy, in Kerala. - Sputnik India, 1920, 18.04.2024
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