Indian Navy Test-Fires 1st Homemade Air-Launched Anti-Ship Missile

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Published: May 18,2022 02:50 PM
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India today test-fired its first homemade air-launched anti-ship missile made by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, or DRDO.

May 18, 2022: India today test-fired its first homemade air-launched anti-ship missile made by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, or DRDO.



In a footage released by the Indian Navy, a Seaking 42B helicopter loaded with the missile is seen flying over the sea test range in Balasore, off the Odisha coast, while another helicopter is seen following it for observation.



The anti-ship missile separates from the Seaking for a few metres before its motor fires up and it flies fast towards the target.



"It is the first indigenous air launched anti-ship missile system for Indian Navy," the DRDO said in a statement today.



"#IndianNavy in association with @DRDO_India  successfully undertook maiden firing of the first indigenously developed Naval #AntiShip Missile from Seaking 42B helo, today #18May 22 at ITR, Balasore. #AatmaNirbharBharat #MaritimeSecurity @DefenceMinIndia @SpokespersonMoD," tweeted Spokesperson of the Indian Navy.