India-Israel Sign Pact for MSRAM Air Defence System
The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed a $50 million follow-up agreement with India to provide complementary Naval MRSAM (medium-range surface-to-air missile) systems to the Indian Navy.
The deal involves follow up order for a range of maintenance and other services for various sub-systems of IAI’s advanced MRSAM.
- MRSAM (medium-range surface-to-air missile) systems provide broad as well as topical defence against a range of assault air, marine and ground threats and comprise of several key state-of-the-art systems, including a digital radar, command and control, launchers, and interceptors with advanced homing seekers.
- MRSAM weapon system comprises of one command and control system, one tracking radar, missiles, and mobile launcher systems.
- The system identifies and tracks the threat using tracking radar. The system calculates the distance between the target and the launcher and then determines if the identified target is a friend or a foe. The target information is, then, transmitted to the mobile launcher.
- The mobile launcher is used to transport, emplace and launch up to eight canisterised missiles in two stacks. It can fire the missiles in single or ripple firing modes from the vertical firing position.
The Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) is being developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
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