Mumbai: Indian Navy today successfully undertook maiden firing of the first indigenously developed Naval Anti-Ship Missile from Seeking 42B helicopter at Integrated Test Range, Balasore. The missile followed the desired sea-skimming trajectory and reached the designated target with a high degree of accuracy, validating the control, guidance, and mission algorithms. In a tweet, Indian Navy said, this firing is a significant step towards achieving self-reliance in niche missile technology and reaffirms the Indian Navy’s commitment to indigenization. The Naval Anti-Ship Missile has been developed in association with Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO.
The missile employed many new technologies, including an indigenously developed launcher for the helicopter. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO, Indian Navy, and associated teams for the maiden developmental flight test. He said, India attained a high level of capability in the indigenous design and development of Missile systems.