The medium-range surface-to-air missile system[MRSAM] for the Indian army was a big success. Its effectiveness was proved by hitting two high-speed aerial targets on Wednesday in a flight test, announces the Defence Research and Development Organisation[DRDO].
The flight tests were carried out on the offshores of Odisha, Chandipur at The Integrated Test Range. The launch was carried out by establishing the accuracy and reliability of the weapon system against the targets, which covered sea-skimming and high altitude functionality within the envelope.
The flight tests were carried out with the vigilance of the senior officials of DRDO and the Army. The system has completed its development trials by concluding the flight trials from different ranges and scenarios.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Indian Army, DRDO, and the industry for the successful launch of the MRSAM-army and said that it once again proved the reliability of the system. DRDO Chairman G. Satheesh Reddy also congratulated the associated with the successful test firings of the weapon system.
The missile system was successfully flight tested twice against high-speed aerial targets from different ranges as part of the live firing trials on March 27. The flight tests were carried out as part of the live firing trials against the high-speed aerial targets. The first launch was to intercept a medium-altitude, long-range target and the second was for proving the capability of a low-altitude, short-range.
This MRSAM version is a joint venture of DRDO and Isreal Aerospace Industries[IAI] to be used by the Army. It comprises multi-functional radars, mobile launcher systems, and other vehicles.
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