India on Monday test-fired the Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) missile off the coast of Odisha. The test was successful.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation is developing the missile for the Indian Air Force and it will have both Lock-on After Launch and Lock-on Before Launch capabilities, sources said.
The test came a day after a successful test of the naval version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was conducted. The missile was test-fired from an indigenously-developed stealth destroyer, INS Chennai of the Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea on Sunday.
The missile hit the target with pin-point accuracy and also performed “extremely complex” manoeuvres before taking out the target, officials were reported as saying.
“BrahMos as ‘prime strike weapon’ will ensure the warship’s invincibility by engaging naval surface targets at long ranges, thus making the destroyer another lethal platform of Indian Navy,” the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
The missile has been developed by BrahMos Aerospace, which is a joint venture between India and Russia. The JV has developed/is developing the supersonic cruise missile which can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or from land platforms.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation is developing the missile for the Indian Air Force and it will have both Lock-on After Launch and Lock-on Before Launch capabilities.
Despite many tension from China DRDO is continuously conducting missile test many tests are been conducted such as Nirbhay with indigenous Manik engine, BrahMos from navy’s stealth destroyer INS Chennai, Prithvi-2 night trials, Smart anti-submarine missile, RUDRAM first indigenous anti-radiation missile, India test-fires hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle, India’s indigenously developed anti-tank guided missile ‘Dhruvastra’ and India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable K-4 ballistic missile off AP coast. Along with the missile test, DRDO is also increasing indigenous content for example Nirbhay missile is powered by Russian engine but to increase its indigenous content DRDO is testing it with MANIK engine.