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DRDO successfully tests Very Short Range Air Defence System VSHORADS

Very Short Range Air Defence System VSHORADS

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DRDO successfully tests Very Short Range Air Defence System VSHORADS

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted two successful flight tests of the Very Short-Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) missile from a ground based portable launcher off the coast of Odisha from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur.

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These Air Defence System VSHORADS tests were carried out against high speed unmanned aerial targets under different interception scenarios. The targets were intercepted and destroyed by the missiles, meeting the mission objectives.

Air Defence System VSHORADS

VSHORADS is a Man Portable Air Defence System (MANPAD) designed and developed indigenously by Research Centre Imarat (RCI) in collaboration with other DRDO laboratories and Indian Industry Partners.

Read Also: DRDO, Indian Navy Conduct Successful Trial of BMD Interceptor 

VSHORADAS missile incorporates many novel technologies including miniaturized Reaction Control System (RCS) and integrated avionics which have been successfully proven during the tests. The missile is propelled by a dual thrust solid motor and meant for neutralizing low altitude aerial threats at short ranges. The design of the missile including launcher has been highly optimized to ensure easy portability.

Important facts for upcoming exams from the above Current Affairs Topic 

  • DRDO Formed by: 1958
  • Full form of DRDO: Defence Research and Development Organisation
  • Headquarters: DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi
  • DRDO Motto: Sanskrit: बलस्य मूलं विज्ञानम्  "Strength's Origin is in Knowledge"
  • DRDO Executive: Dr Samir V Kamat, Chairman, DRDO

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