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.
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