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SUCCESSFUL MAIDEN LAUNCH OF MRSAM

SUCCESSFUL MAIDEN LAUNCH OF MRSAM

Context

Test of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) for the Indian Army has been conducted.

Details

  • Army Variant of MRSAM is a surface to air missile developed jointly by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel for use by the Indian Army.
  • It consists of a command and control post, multi-function radar and mobile launcher system.
  • The Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) was developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). It was handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF) in August 2019.
  • The missile is designed to provide the armed forces with air defence capability against a variety of aerial threats at medium ranges.
  • MRSAM missile is equipped with an advanced active radar radio frequency (RF) seeker, advanced rotating phased array radar, and a bidirectional data link.
  • The RF seeker, located in the front section of the missile, is used to detect moving targets in all weather conditions.
  • Each MRSAM weapon system comprises one command and control system, one tracking radar, missiles, and mobile launcher systems.

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