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THE Indian Navy has successfully test–fired a Medium Range Surface to Air missile (MRSAM), achieving a significant milestone to enhance its anti–air warfare capability, the defence ministry said Friday. The test–firing of the missile was undertaken on the western seaboard by Indian naval ships Kochi and Chennai.
The DRDO has jointly developed the missile in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries. The MRSAM has been manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Limited.
With the successful 'Co-operative Engagement' firing of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile, #IndianNavy achieves a significant milestone in enhancing its Anti-Air Warfare Capability. @SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia @adgpi @IAF_MCC pic.twitter.com/jteXZLkmny
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) May 17, 2019
“These surface to air missiles are fitted on–board the Kolkata class destroyers and would also be fitted on all future major warships of the Indian Navy,” the ministry said.
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“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,” it added.
The ministry said the missiles will significantly enhance the combat effectiveness of the Indian Navy. ■