The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) flight-tested two more rounds of Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles (MRSAM) off the Odisha coast, which was successful, informed Ministry of Defence.
“Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) Army weapon system has once again proved its effectiveness as two missiles, during the flight tests, achieved direct hits against high-speed aerial targets at Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha on 30 March,” the statement stated.
On 27 March the missile system was successfully flight tested twice against high-speed aerial targets for different ranges as part of the live firing trials, it said. “The launches were carried out establishing the accuracy and reliability of the weapon system against targets covering the sea skimming and high-altitude functionality within the envelope,” the statement said.
For the tests carried out on 30 March, the performance of all weapon system components, including missile, weapon system radar and command post have been validated. The flight tests were carried out in the presence of senior officials from DRDO and the Indian Army. “With the conclusion of flight trials for different ranges and scenarios, the system has completed its development trials,” said the Ministry of Defence.
This MRSAM version is a Surface-to-Air Missile, developed jointly by DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for use by the Indian Army.