According to a publication by the Defense Research and Development Organization of India, Very Short Range Air Defense System (VSHORADS) missiles were successfully launched.
A total of two missiles were launched on September 27 from a portable launcher at the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha state.
After the tests were concluded, the Indian Defense Minister referred to the new system stating that “The VSHORADS missile incorporates many novel technologies, including the reaction control system and integrated avionics, which have been successfully tested.”
The missile of the MANPADS type ( Man-portable air defense system, according to its acronym in English) has a double-thrust solid fuel propellant that allows the neutralization of low-altitude air threats at a very short distance.
The VSHORADS is intended to complement India’s Bofors 40mm Automatic Gun L/70 and ZSU-23-2 anti-aircraft artillery.