Saturday, November 7, 2020

India-Israel medium-range missile was successfully test-fired

A Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM)  (Barak-8 surface-to-air ballistic missile) was successfully test-fired today from the Integrated Test Range off Odisha Coast. The MRSAM is jointly developed by DRDO and IAI of Israel for the Indian Air Force. The missile guided by a Radar system and on-board avionics successfully hit a Pilotless target aircraft.

Many Indian industries like BEL, L&T, BDL, TATA group of companies besides other private industries have contributed to the development of a number of subsystems which have been put into use in this flight test.

The MRSAM system provides reliable air defence at medium ranges.

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Both, Indian and Israel teams participated in the launch campaign. The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar congratulated DRDO and the Industry Partners for successful demonstration of the Air Defence capability.

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Secretary Deptt of Def R&D and DG DRDO Dr. S Christopher declared the launch as a major milestone for the IAF towards air defence.

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