According to the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), the Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM-Army) air defense system was successfully test-fired today off the coast of Odisha’s Balasore.
“MRSAM-Army missile system flight tested from ITR Balasore, Odisha at around 1030 hours intercepting a high-speed aerial target at long range,” the DRDO said in a tweet.
According to the DRDO, the target was destroyed by the MRSAM-Army missile in a direct hit.
“The system is part of the Indian Army. In the test, the missile secured a direct hit at the target at a very far off distance,” DRDO officials were quoted as saying by the news agency ANI.
Officials said that this MRSAM-Army air defense system is part of the arsenal of the Indian Army. In the test, the MRSAM-Army missile hit the target directly from a long distance.
Earlier on March 23, India successfully test-fired the surface-to-surface BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Air Chief Marshal VR Choudhary had also congratulated him on the successful test-firing of this surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile.
In addition, earlier this month, the long-range precision strike capability of the advanced version of the BrahMos missile was successfully validated. The missile was fired from a frontline warship on March 5. Progress in BrahMos is in line with the government’s Make in India programme.
first published:March 27, 2022, 1:48 p.m.