In an effort to promote self-reliance or ‘Atmanirbharta’, the Indian Navy in collaboration with the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully conducted the guided flight test of the first indigenously developed Naval Anti-Ship Missile from a Seeking 42B helicopter on November 21. .
Earlier in October, it was reported that DRDO is all set to test the much-awaited Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM), which will enhance the Navy’s capabilities, especially in the area of ship-based missile systems with extended ranges. In. informed of news18,
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The report said the missile could have a strike range of 500 km, which is more than the 350-400 km range offered by the supersonic Indo-Russian cruise missile BrahMos.
Also in May 2022, India test-fired its first indigenously developed short-range anti-ship missile, which weighed about 380 kg and had a strike range of 55 km. Named ‘Naval Anti-Ship Missile-Short Range’ (NASM-SR), they can be launched from attack helicopters.
In March this year, the Indian Navy successfully fired MRSAM (Medium Range Surface to Air Missile) from INS Visakhapatnam, proving its capability to engage ‘Anti Ship Missiles’.
The medium-range surface-to-air missile was jointly developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) at Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL).
according to a livemint According to the report, the Army had issued a press statement in February saying, “MRSAM weapon system also known as ‘Abhra’ weapon system is a state-of-the-art medium range air defense weapon system and is a joint venture of DRDO.” and Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) with active participation of Indian public and private defense industry partners including MSMEs.
MRSAM can engage multiple targets up to a range of 70 kilometres. The missile system consists of the Combat Management System (CMS), Mobile Launcher System (MLS), Advanced Long Range Radar, Mobile Power System (MPS), Radar Power System (RPS), Reloader Vehicle (RV), and Field Service Vehicle. According to reports, it is powered by an indigenously developed rocket motor and control system (FSV). H.T.
With agency input.
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Updated: Nov 21, 2023, 03:11 PM IST