KRAS releases First batch of MRSAM Missiles
The Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS), which is a joint venture between the Kalyani Group of India and Rafael Advanced Defence Systems of Israel, have released the first batch of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) kits. The missile was released for Indian Army and Indian Air Force.
The release of the MRSAM Missile also marked the KRAS’ commitment to deliver more than 1000 MRSAM missile kits to India in near future. These missile sections will then be sent for further and future integration to the Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). The Kalyani Group has infused the “State-of-the-art technology with the engineering excellence in the company.
It is the private sector MSME of India comprising of advanced manufacturing capabilities and facilities which is specially dedicated to address the assembly, integration and testing (AIT) of the state-of the-art weapon systems which are being inducted in the India’s defence forces. KRAS also address the Maintenance and Repair Operations (MRO) of the major in-service Air Defence Missile System in the Indian Air Force.
Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM)
The MRSAM was developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in association with the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The missile was handed over to India in August 2019. The missile provides the air defence capability to the Indian Armed forces against a several aerial threats at medium ranges. The MRSAM weapon system comprises one command & control system, one tracking radar, Mobile launcher systems and missiles. Mobile launcher system is used to transport and launch up to eight canisterised missiles. It is 4.5m-long and weighs 276kg. The weapon is also equipped with the canards and fins to control & manoeuvrability. It is also equipped with the advanced active radar radio frequency (RF) seeker and an advanced rotating phased array radar.
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