What is the News?
The Defence Minister has handed over the first deliverable Firing Unit (FU) of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile(MRSAM) System to the Indian Air Force(IAF).
About Medium Range Surface to Air Missile(MRSAM)
Developed by: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in collaboration with the Indian industry.
Purpose: The missile provides air defence against aerial threats like fighter aircraft, UAVs, guided and unguided munitions & cruise missiles.
Range: The missile is capable of engaging multiple targets at ranges up to 70 kilometres.
Features: The missile is powered by an indigenously developed rocket motor and control system for achieving high manoeuvrability during the terminal phase.
Source: This post is based on the article “DRDO hands over air defence missile (MRSAM) System to Indian Air Force” published in PIB on 9th September 2021.