The missile was launched from Wheeler Island in Odisha (Photo Courtesy: Defence Ministry) Photograph:( Others )
The missile which was launched from ground mobile launcher a is set to enhance anti-submarine warfare capability.
India on Monday launched the supersonic missile assisted torpedo system developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from Wheeler Island in Odisha.
The system is a next-generation missile-based standoff torpedo delivery system, the government said. The missile was launched from a ground mobile launcher.
During the launch, the full range of capability of the missile was successfully demonstrated. The missile is set to enhance anti-submarine warfare capability.
The missile carried a torpedo, parachute delivery system and release mechanisms during the launch.
"The canister-based missile system consists of advanced technologies namely two-stage solid propulsion, electro-mechanical actuators and precision inertial navigation," the government said.
Several DRDO labs were involved in developing the missile system. It was described as a "textbook launch".
Defence minister Rajnath Singh while congratulating the team on the successful test said: "The development of the system is a perfect example of building futuristic defence systems in the country."
(With inputs from Agencies)