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New surface-to-air missile tested by India

New surface-to-air missile tested by India

India test fired another new surface-to-air missile. This new missile was developed along with Israel. The test was successfully done from a defense base off Odisha coast.

On Thursday at 08.15 hours, the medium range missile (MR-SAM) was successfully test launched from a mobile launcher in the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur. According to a DRDO official, the test was a grand success and met all the targets that DRDO has set.

According to the officials, the missile was positioned at launch pad-3 of the ITR. It launched towards its target based on signals from the radars to intercept a moving aerial target supported by an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) ‘Banshee’ over the Bay of Bengal.

The system also has a Multi-Functional Surveillance and Threat Alert Radar (MF STAR) along with the missile. The MF STAR is used for detection, tracking and guidance of the missile.


With the help of MF STAR, the missile can stop any aerial threats said a Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) scientist.

The missile was developed by Indian Defence Research Development Laboratory (DRDL along with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). DRDL is a laboratory of DRDO based at Hyderabad

A new production facility has been set up at M/s Bharat Dynamics Limited, India. This facility will be capable of delivering 100 missiles like long range and medium range surface-to-air missiles.

Initially, the missile was to be launched on Wednesday. However, at the last moment, the launch has been post-poned to Thursday.

This was not the only successful test from India. Recently, Indian Navy test launched the long range surface-to-air missile (LR-SAM). This test happened at the Western Seaboard by INS Kolkata.

The SR-SAM (Medium range surface to air missiles) have striking ranges between 50 and 70 km. According to officials, these missiles can fill the gap of existing missiles in India’s armory.

Image Reference: The Indian Express

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