From INS Kolkata LRSAM successfully test-fired [ Current Affairs ]

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The missile jointly developed by India and Israel “Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) ” was successfully test-fired on 30 December 2015 on the Western Sea Board. The missile successfully intercepted an aerial target at extended ranges and was successfully test fired from INS Kolkata.

  • The Indian Navy, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries have jointly carried out this test-fire.
  • It was the first test in India.
  • Previously it was successfully test-fired from a range in Israel on 11 November 2015.
  • Hyderabad in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries to develop the DRDL missile. It has been manufactured by M/s Bharat Dynamics Limited, India.
  • This missile will also provide the Indian ships the capability to neutralize aerial threats at extended ranges.
  • Navy has become part of a select group of Navies that have this niche capability which would provide a fillip to our Maritime Operations.

- Published on: January 1, 2016