India successfully test-fires long range surface-to-air missile


In a bid to galvanise its air defence capabilities, India on Tuesday successfully test-fired its new, long-range surface-to-air missile jointly developed with Israel from a defence base, The Hindu reported.

The long range missile, a joint venture of India and Israel, was test launched using a mobile launcher in the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off Odisha coast.

“Apart from the missile, the system includes a Multi-Functional Surveillance and Threat Alert Radar (MF STAR) for detection, tracking and guidance of the missile,” an official of the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation said.

India on June 30, test fired a medium range missile (MR-SAM), developed jointly with Israel, from a defence base off Odisha coast. “The test launch was a grand success and it met all the targets,” the officer said.

The surface-to-air missile was launched after receiving a signal from radars to intercept a moving aerial target with the help of an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) ‘Banshee’ over the Bay of Bengal.

According to reports, the system comprises of features, including a Multi-Functional Surveillance and Threat Alert Radar (MF STAR) in order to detect, track and guide the missile.

Courtesy: The Hindu


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    1. Please Focus on Your Economy
    2. Help Your People to educate
    3. and without invitation avoid Visit to India
    4. Stop Promoting terrorism ban all Religon based terrisom beacuse terrisom have no religon
    5. Help Baluch People to live life they have Imagined

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