Published on: May 20, 2022

NASM-SR

NASM-SR

greasily NEWS : phenomenally The Navy recently tested an indigenous Naval Anti-Ship Missile (Short Range) or NASM-SR from a Sea King helicopter at the Integrated Test Range in Balasore, Odisha

NASM-SR

  • Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
  • First time its development was revealed to the general public was in 2018
  • Has a range of 55 km and weighs 385 kg
  • Replace the Sea Eagle missiles
  • Will be used with the new MH-60R multi-role helicopters, which are being inducted into the Navy
  • Carries a warhead of 100 kg and has sub-sonic capabilities, which means that it flies below the speed of sound at 0.8 Mach. The sub-sonic flight speed makes it difficult for the naval vessels on target to detect it
  • Has a launch altitude of maximum of 3 km and can skim 5 metres above sea level when on final approach to the target
  • Can also be fired from the shore to target vessels in the sea
  • This kind of land-based missile launch capability was shown by the Ukrainian military recently when they used a anti-ship cruise missile to sink the Russian ship Moskva.