IAI RE­CEIVES $1.6 BIL­LION CON­TRACT TO DE­LIVER MRSAM TO IN­DIAN ARMY

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Israel Aero­space In­dus­tries (IAI) has re­ceived a con­tract worth more than $1.6 bil­lion to de­liver ad­vanced medium-range sur­face-to-air mis­siles ( MRSAM) to the In­dian Army. The air and mis­sile de­fence sys­tem was co-de­vel­oped by IAI and In­dia’s De­fence Re­search and Devel­op­ment Or­gan­i­sa­tion (DRDO) in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Rafael and IAI/Elta. The MRSAM is equipped with an ad­vanced phased-ar­ray radar, com­mand and con­trol, mo­bile launch­ers and mis­siles with ad­vanced RF seek­ers. With an abil­ity to pro­vide pro­tec­tion against a va­ri­ety of aerial threats, the sys­tem is cur­rently in ser­vice with the In­dian Air Force, In­dian Navy and Israel De­fense Forces.

In ad­di­tion, IAI will sup­ply more LRSAM air and mis­sile de­fence sys­tems for In­dia’s first air­craft car­rier. The com­pany suc­cess­fully tested the MRSAM air and mis­sile de­fence sys­tem from the In­dian test range in 2016. Three flight tests were con­ducted in to­tal to eval­u­ate all com­po­nents of the weapon sys­tem, IAI stated. The tests in­volved fir­ing MRSAM mis­siles from a land-based mo­bile launcher, which suc­cess­fully hit a tar­get sim­u­lat­ing en­emy threats.

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