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Medium Range Surface To Air Missile (MRSAM) launched

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  • December 24, 2020
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Medium Range Surface To Air Missile (MRSAM) launched

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Defence and Security

In news

  • DRDO recently achieved a major milestone with the maiden launch of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM), Army Version from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the Coast of Odisha.

Key takeaways

  • The missile completely destroyed a high speed unmanned aerial target which was mimicking an aircraft with a direct hit.
  • Army version of MRSAM is a surface to Air Missile developed jointly by DRDO, India and IAI, Israel for use of the Indian Army.
  • MRSAM Army weapon system comprises of Command post, Multi-Function Radar and Mobile Launcher system.

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