Very Short-Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS)

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Source-This post on Very Short-Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) is based on the article “DRDO completes flight tests of Very Short-Range Air Defence System” published in “India Today” on 1st March 2024.

Why in the News?

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted two flight tests of the Very Short-Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) missile. The test was conducted from the Integrated Test Range off Odisha’s Chandipur.

About Very Short-Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS)

VSHORAD missile system
AboutThe VSHORADS missile system is a fourth generation man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS).
Note: MANPADS (Man-portable air-defense systems) are portable surface-to-air missiles designed to be operated by an individual or a small team. 
Developed byResearch Centre Imarat (RCI) in collaboration with other DRDO laboratories and other industry partners
Features1. It is meant for neutralising low altitude aerial threats at short ranges.
2. The missile has many novel technologies including Dual-band IIR Seeker, miniaturised Reaction Control System and integrated avionics. 
3. It is more portable and lightweight than the other missile systems in the Army’s arsenal.

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