DRDO Conducts Maiden Trial Of Sea-Based BMD Interceptor Off Odisha Coast

Bhubaneswar: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Navy successfully conducted a maiden flight trial of sea-based endo-atmospheric interceptor missile in the Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast on Saturday.

“The purpose of the trial was to engage and neutralize a hostile ballistic missile threat thereby elevating India into the elite club of Nations having Naval BMD capability,” said a release of Ministry of Defence.

Earlier, the DRDO has successfully demonstrated land-based BMD system with capability to neutralise ballistic missile threats, emerging from adversaries.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, Indian Navy and the industry involved in successful demonstration of ship-based ballistic missile defence capabilities.

Secretary, DDR&D and Chairman of DRDO Dr Samir V Kamat complimented the teams involved in the design and development of the missile. Nation has achieved self-reliance in developing highly-complex network-centric anti-ballistic missile systems, he said.

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