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India test-fires indigenous ER-ASR anti-submarine rocket

12th April 2023 - 00:11 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


This picture shows an ER-ASR anti-submarine rocket from the DRDO being launched. (Photo: DRDO)

The Indian Navy has successfully tested a new type of locally designed anti-submarine rocket.

As part of efforts to enhance India’s ASW capabilities, the guided-missile destroyer INS Chennai successfully test-fired the Extended-Range Anti-Submarine Rocket (ER-ASR) for the first time in early April.

The performance of the new solid-propellant rocket was evaluated at a short range of 2.7km and in long-range mode at 8.5km.

Once in production, the 1.85m-long ER-ASR can be fired singly or in salvo mode, depending on tactical mission needs. It is fired from an indigenised rocket launcher mounted aboard Indian Navy (IN) warships.

The rocket was designed by two Pune-based arms of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO): the Armament

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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