The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Tuesday conducted two consecutive successful flight tests of Very Short Range Air Defence System, VSHORADS missile off the Odisha coast.
Ministry of Defence said, flight tests were carried out from a ground-based man portable launcher against high speed unmanned aerial targets and the targets were successfully intercepted, meeting all mission objectives.
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Complimenting DRDO and industry partners, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the missile equipped with novel technologies will give further technological boost to the Indian armed forces.
VSHORADS is a man portable air defence system (MANPAD) meant for neutralising low altitude aerial threats at short ranges.
It has been designed and developed indigenously by Research Centre Imarat, Hyderabad in collaboration with other DRDO laboratories and Indian industry partners.
“The missile incorporates many novel technologies including Dual-band IIR Seeker, miniaturised reaction control system and integrated avionics. The propulsion is provided by a dual thrust solid motor,” the defence ministry said.