VSHORAD missile system

Current Affairs

  • Meant to kill low-altitude aerial threats at short ranges, VSHORADS is a man-portable Air Defence System (MANPAD).
  • It is designed and developed indigenously by DRDO’s Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, in collaboration with other DRDO laboratories and Indian Industry Partners.
  • The missile is propelled by a dual-thrust solid motor—that incorporates many novel technologies including a miniaturized Reaction Control System (RCS) and integrated avionics, which were successfully proven during the tests conducted last year.
  • The DRDO has designed the missile and its launcher in a way to ensure easy portability.
  • The RCS is responsible for attitude control and steering by the use of thrusters and is also capable of providing small amounts of thrust in any desired direction or combination of directions.

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