Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo(SMART)

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    • Recently, the DRDO  has successfully test-fired a long-range Supersonic Missile Assisted Torpedo (SMART) off the coast of Balasore in Odisha.
    • The missile is launched from a ground mobile launcher and it can cover a range of distances. 

    About SMART

    • The system has been designed to enhance anti-submarine warfare capability far beyond the conventional range of the torpedo.
    • The system is a next­ generation missile­ based standoff torpedo delivery system.
    • It was a textbook launch, where the entire trajectory was monitored by the electro optic telemetry system, various range radars, including the down range instrumentation and down range ships.
    • The missile carried a torpedo, parachute delivery system and release mechanisms.
      • This canister based missile system consists of advanced technologies — two-stage solid propulsion, electro­mechanical actuators and precision inertial navigation. 
    • The SMART system will help India enhance its anti-submarine warfare capability.

    Source: TH