On Wednesday, India successfully tested two medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) air defence systems off the coast of Odisha in Balasore.
“The Army’s Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) armament system has once again proven its efficacy as two missiles accomplished direct hits against high-speed aerial targets during flight tests at roughly 10:15 hours and 11:00 hrs today,” according to the official release.
The launches were used to test the missile system’s accuracy and reliability against targets that covered sea-skimming and high-altitude functions inside the envelope. During these tests, the performance of all weapon system components, including the missile, weapon system radar, and command post, was validated.
Senior officials from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Army were present during the flight testing.
As part of the live fire testing, the missile system was successfully flight tested twice against high-speed aerial targets for varying ranges on March 27. The system’s development trials are now complete, with flying trials for various ranges and circumstances. According to the statement, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, the Indian Army, and industry on the successful launches of the MRSAM-Army, saying that the successful launches have once again proven the system’s reliability.
This MRSAM variant is a Surface-to-Air Missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for use by the Indian Army.Multi-function radar, mobile launcher system, and other vehicles make up the MRSAM Army weapon system. The weapon system was tested in a deliverable configuration during the flight testing.