The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Tuesday successfully flight tested the Very Short Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) missile in Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.
The VSHORADS is an air defence system designed and developed indigenously by Hyderabad-based Research Centre Imarat of the DRDO.
"The DRDO conducted two successful test flight of the Very Short Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) missile on September 27 from a ground-based portable launcherat the integrated test range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha," PTI quoted the defence ministry's statement.
"VSHORADS missile incorporates many novel technologies including miniaturized Reaction Control System (RCS) and integrated avionics, which have been successfully proven during the tests," the ministry said.
"The missile, meant for neutralising low altitude aerial threatsat short ranges is propelled by a dual thrust solid motor," the ministry said on the Man Portable Air Defence System, according to PTI.
"Both the flight tests have completely met the mission objectives," the ministry said.
According to PTI, Defence Minister Rajnath Singhcomplimented and appreciated the efforts of DRDO and industry partners and said this "new missile equipped with modern technologies will give further technological boostto the armed forces".