LRSAM Successfully Tested from coast of Odisha
India has successfully flight tested Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) from a warship off Odisha coast. The LRSAM successfully destroyed a low flying aerial target. This paves way for its deployment in the armed forces.
Features of the LRSAM
The important features of the LRSAM are:
- LRSAM has been jointly developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India and M/s Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for the Indian Navy.
- The LRSAM was test fired in operational configuration on board INS Chennai positioned in the Arabian Sea.
- The missile was first tested from INS Kolkata on western seaboard in 2015. It had achieved all objectives.
- LRSAM has an operational range of 75 km and it can destroy airborne threats like jets, aircraft, anti-ship missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and rockets including projectiles launched simultaneously.
- The LRSAM has a length of about 4.5 meters, a diameter of 0.54 metre, a wingspan of 0.94 meters and weighs around 275 kg including a 60 kg warhead which detonates at proximity.
LRSAM would be inducted in both Army and Navy after completion of its developmental trials.
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