India successfully tests medium-range missile with Israel

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India tests medium-range missile with Israel

Jerusalem: India and Israel successfully test-fired medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) defense systems. The two countries have jointly developed this system to increase their combat capabilities and aim to provide complete protection from enemy aircraft.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said in a press release on Tuesday that the test was conducted at an Indian testing center last week. MRSAM is an advanced surface-to-air missile defense system, providing complete protection against various Aerial Platforms.

Defense experts say that it can hit enemy aircraft from a distance of 50-70 km. IAI and the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) have developed it jointly by partnering with Israel and other defense companies in India. MRSAM will be used by the three branches of the Indian Army and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The system has advanced radar, command and controller, mobile launcher and interceptor with state-of-the-art RF investigator.

IAI President and CEO Boj Levy said, “The MRSAM air and missile defense system is a state-of-the-art, pioneering system that has once again proven its advanced capabilities against various threats. The ‘trial’ of the air defense system was also a complex operation and the challenges due to the Covid-19 increased further. ” The IAI said Israeli experts and Indian scientists and officials participated in the test and witnessed it.