Maiden anti-ship mis­sile launch by Kal­vari

SP's MAI - - MILITARY UPDATES -

The In­dian Navy re­cently suc­cess­fully con­ducted the maiden fir­ing of an anti-ship mis­sile from the first of the in­dige­nously built Kal­vari class sub­marines, dur­ing a test-fir­ing in the Ara­bian Sea. The mis­sile suc­cess­fully hit a sur­face tar­get at ex­tended ranges dur­ing the trial fir­ing held re­cently. This mis­sile launch is a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone, not only for the Kal­vari, which is the first in a se­ries of Scor­pene class sub­marines be­ing built in In­dia, but also in en­hanc­ing the In­dian Navy’s sub­sur­face war­fare ca­pa­bil­ity.

All six Kal­vari class sub­marines be­ing built in In­dia will be equipped with this anti-ship mis­sile, which has a proven record in com­bat. These mis­siles will pro­vide the sub­marines the abil­ity to neu­tralise sur­face threats at ex­tended ranges.

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