On Monday from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, earlier known as Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha. INDIA conducted a successful flight test of the Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART).
IT will be a “game changer” in anti-submarine warfare said by DRDO, marking yet another milestone in strengthening the country’s maritime strategic capabilities, defence sources said.
This launch and demonstration is significant in establishing anti-submarine warfare capabilities, a defence statement said. SMART is a missile assisted release of lightweight anti-submarine torpedo system for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations far beyond the torpedo range.
The missile will eject the torpedo system into the water, Just when it approaches close enough to the submerged submarine, and the autonomous torpedo will start moving towards its target to take out the submarine, it added.