In a big boost to India’s firepower capabilities, the Indian Army has successfully completed the development trials of the Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM).
During the flight trials on 30 March, two MRSAM missiles achieved direct hits against high speed aerial targets at Integrated Test Range, Chadipur off the coast of Odisha.
The launches were carried out establishing the accuracy and reliability of the weapon system against targets covering the sea skimming and high altitude functionality within the envelope.
According to the Defence Ministry, the performance of all weapon system components including missile, weapon system radar and command post have been validated during these trials.
The flight tests were carried out in the presence of senior officials from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Army.
Earlier on 27 March, 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.