India successfully tests new SMART torpedo system

India tested a new weapon for anti-submarine warfare that involves a supersonic missile assisted release of torpedo, which has a far greater range than conventional torpedoes. The SMART was “successfully” flight-tested from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha at 11.45am. “It is a game changing technology demonstration in anti-submarine warfare,” said DRDO chief Dr G Satheesh Reddy.

“All mission objectives, including missile flight up to the range and altitude, separation of the nose cone, release of torpedo and deployment of velocity reduction mechanism , were met perfectly,” DRDO said.

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