Navy successfully conducts firing trial of medium range surface to air missile
18, May 2019
Prelims level : Mains level :
- The Indian Navy achieved a significant milestone in enhancing its Anti Air Warfare Capability with the maiden cooperative engagement firing of the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM).
- The firing was undertaken on the Western Seaboard by Indian Naval Ships Kochi and Chennai wherein the missiles of both ships were controlled by one ship to intercept different aerial targets at extended ranges.
- The firing trial was carried out by the Indian Navy, DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries.
- AIR correspondent reports, the successful conduct of the test has been the result of sustained efforts by all stakeholders over the years. The MRSAM has been manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Limited.