Mumbai, Friday, 24 March 2017
The Indian Navy, on Wednesday, successfully conducted the maiden trial firing of newly installed Surface-to-Air missile system from its aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.
During the firing, carried out in the Arabian Sea, the missile was fired against a live low flying high speed target. The target was successfully hit and destroyed by the missile.
The firing was conducted as part of the Operational Readiness Inspection of the Western Fleet by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, from 21 to 23 March.
The missile marks a significant milestone in the Air Defence capabilities of the aircraft carrier, thus enhancing operational capabilities of the fleet and the Indian Navy.