Bhubaneswar: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully completed the development trial of the Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) Army weapon system and its two missiles achieved direct hits against high-speed aerial targets during the flight tests, at Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha today.
On March 27, 2022, the missile system was successfully flight tested twice against high-speed aerial targets for different ranges as part of the live firing trials.
With the conclusion of flight trials for different ranges and scenarios, the system has completed its development trials, the Defence Ministry said. It informed that the launches were carried out to establish the accuracy and reliability of the weapon system against targets covering the sea skimming and high altitude functionality within the envelope.
“Performance of all weapon system components including missiles, weapon system radar, and command posts have been validated during these trials,” the Ministry stated.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh complimented DRDO, the Indian Army, and the Industry for successful launches of the MRSAM-Army and said the successful launches have once again proved the reliability of the system.
-global bihari bureau