India successfully launches SMART

Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo System (SMART), a system designed for the enhancement of anti-submarine warfare capacity way beyond the conventional range of a torpedo was launched on December 13th, 2021 from the Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha. This weapon has been developed for the Indian Navy by the Defence Research and development organization (DRDO) and carried a torpedo, a parachute delivery system, and release mechanisms. A successful mission of the missile included a demonstration of the full range capacity, monitoring the trajectory by electro-optic telemetry system, downrange ships, and downrange instrumentation.

SMART is a canister based missile system and contains an advanced two staged solid propulsion, electromechanical actuators and precision inertial navigation was launched by a ground mobile launcher.


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