DRDO successfully flight tested the Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo(SMART)

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News:Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) has conducted a successful flight test of the Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo(SMART) from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha.

Facts:

  • SMART: It is a missile assisted release of lightweight Anti-Submarine Torpedo System for anti-submarine warfare(ASW) operations for far beyond torpedo range.

Additional Facts:

  • Anti-submarine warfare: It is a branch of underwater warfare that uses surface warships, aircraft, submarines, or other platforms to find track, and deter, damage and/or destroy enemy submarines.
  • Torpedoes: They are self propelled weapons with a warhead and can be used under or on the water surface.They are one of the mainstay of sea-warfare attack systems.