SUCCESSFUL TEST FLIGHT OF NAVAL VERSION OF TRISHULNaval version of TRISHUL was successfully flight tested in guidance mode as an anti sea skimmer against low altitude sea target. The flight test took place today at 1535 hours from the naval base of INS Dhronacharya at Cochin. The mission objectives were fully met. Today’s flight earmarked a step towards users evaluation and induction of the TRISHUL system in the Navy by the year 2000.
TRISHUL flies in supersonic speed and has a low altitude sensitive radio-altimeter and height lock loop control onboard, to skim over the sea at a very low altitude and hit against sea skimming missiles coming towards our ships. The tracking and guidance have been fully achieved in millimetric band frequency and has necessary electronic counter measures.
Defence Research and Development Organisation laboratories, BEL, BHEL, BDL and many other industries and naval establishments are partners in the development of Naval-TRISHUL system.