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