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Maiden air launched anti-ship missile firing by IL38 SD hits target

Maiden air launched anti-ship missile firing by IL38 SD hits target

NEW DELHI: The llyushin 38 Sea Dragon (IL 38 SD) Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft of Indian Navy today carried out a successful Anti Ship Missile firing on a target ship in the Arabian Sea.

The firing was conducted as part of the ongoing annual Theater level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX-17), on the Western seaboard, sources in the Navy  said here.

IL 38 SD aircraft has undertaken this maiden firing post modification and midlife upgrade, thereby demonstrating its highly potent Anti Ship Missile (AShM) attack capability. (AGENCIES)

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