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Indian Navy Successfully conducts maiden trials of 'MRSAM'

With the successful 'Co-operative Engagement' firing of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile, Indian navy achieves a significant milestone in enhancing it's Anti-Air Warfare Capability- Navy announced on twitter

Mumbai: The Indian Navy achieved an important milestone in enhancing its Anti-Air Warfare Capability with the maiden cooperative engagement firing of the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM), Navy announced Friday. The MRSAM has been manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Limited in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries. The test fire took place 2 days back on May 15, 2019. 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.

"With the successful 'Co-operative Engagement' firing of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile, Indian navy achieves a significant milestone in enhancing its Anti-Air Warfare Capability"
Navy Spokesperson said on Twitter "With the successful 'Co-operative Engagement' firing of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile, Navy achieves a significant milestone in enhancing its Anti-Air Warfare Capability"

In collaboration with Israel

The successful conduct of the test has been the result of sustained efforts by all stakeholders over the years. DRDL Hyderabad, a DRDO Lab, has jointly developed this missile in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries. The firing trial was carried out by the Navy, DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries. The MRSAM has been manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Limited, India.

Indian Navy joins the select group

These Surface to Air Missiles have fitted onboard the Kolkata Class Destroyers and would also be fitted on all future major warships of the Indian Navy. With the successful proving of this cooperative mode of engagement, the Indian Navy has become a part of a select group of Navies that have this niche capability. This capability significantly enhances the combat effectiveness of the Indian Navy thereby providing an operational edge over potential adversaries.