The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has introduced the profitable flight take a look at of the VL-SRSAM (vertical launch short-range surface-to-air missile) from the Built-in Check Vary (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha on August 23, 2022. The flight take a look at was carried out from an Indian Naval Ship towards a high-speed unmanned aerial goal for demonstration of vertical launch functionality. The missiles, outfitted with indigenous Radio Frequency (RF) seeker, intercepted the goal with excessive accuracy. The VL-SRSAM system has been indigenously designed and developed by Defence Analysis & Improvement Organisation.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has complimented DRDO, Indian Navy and related groups on the profitable flight trial of VL-SRSAM and said that the missile will show to be a pressure multiplier for the Indian Navy.


Secretary Division of Defence R&D & Chairman DRDO congratulated the groups concerned within the profitable flight take a look at and mentioned that the trial has proved the effectiveness of the weapon system. He added that it’ll additional strengthen the Indian Navy for neutralising varied aerial threats at shut ranges together with sea-skimming targets.

Through the take a look at launch, flight path and automobile efficiency parameters have been monitored utilizing flight information, captured by varied Vary devices equivalent to Radar, Electro-optical monitoring system (EOTS) and Telemetry techniques deployed by ITR, Chandipur. The launch was monitored by senior scientists from varied DRDO labs concerned within the design and improvement of the system equivalent to Defence Analysis & Improvement Laboratory (DRDL), Analysis Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad and R&D Engineers, Pune.

The Vertical Launch – Brief Vary Floor to Air Missile, or VL-SRSAM is a fast response surface-to-air missile developed by Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation (DRDO). Throughout mid-course flight, the missile makes use of fibre-optic gyroscope primarily based inertial steerage mechanism whereas in terminal part makes use of lively radar homing. With lock on earlier than launch (LOBL) and lock on after launch (LOAL) functionality, the missile receives mid-course replace by way of datalink. VL-SRSAM supposed to switch older Barak 1 floor to air missile system onboard Indian Navy warships.[5] It would even be used as quick vary air defence system for Indian Air Power.