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Successful Launches of VL-SRSAM Missile System

  • Posted By
    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Science & Technology
  • Published
    23rd Feb, 2021

Context

Defense Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted two successful launches of VL-SRSAM. 

About VL-SRSAM

  • The Vertical Launch - Short Range Surface to Air Missile, or VL-SRSAMis a surface-to-air missile.
  • It is indigenously designed and developed by DRDO for the Indian Navy.
  • VL-SRSAM is meant for neutralizing various aerial threats at close ranges.
  • It is intended to replace the older Barak-1 surface-to-air missile system onboard Indian Navy warships.

Features

  • It features mid-course inertial guidance with terminal active radar homing.
  • It has cruciform short-span long-chord wings.
  • Each Vertical Launch Unit (VLU) can hold upto eight missiles and multiple launch units can be installed on a ship.
  • Areal Range: VL-SRSAM has different ranges with 360° interception
  • Engine: It has a Smokeless Solid-fuel rocket motor.
  • Propellant: Solid fuel
  • Operational range: 40-50Km
  • Warhead: High-explosive pre fragmented warhead

Other missile Systems

  • Air-to-Air, Ballistic, Cruise, Surface-to-Air, Anti-radiation, Anti-ship, Anti-tank.

Other Surface-to-Air missiles

Trishul

Short range

9 Km                               

Mach 1+

Akash  

Medium range       

    30-50 Km                        

Mach 2.8-3.5

Maitri

Quick reaction         

30 Km

 

QRSAM

Quick reaction        

30 Km

 

Barak 8

(MRSAM and LRSAM)

Medium and Long-range

100 and 150 Km

Mach 2