The Indian Navy has successfully test-fired a Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM). This test enhances India’s anti-air warfare capability, the defence ministry said on Friday.
The test-firing of the missile was undertaken on the western seaboard by Indian naval ships Kochi and Chennai.
“The Indian Navy achieved a significant milestone in enhancing its anti-air warfare capability with the maiden cooperative engagement firing of the MRSAM,” the defence ministry said in a statement.
The test-firing of the missile was carried out jointly by the Indian Navy, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries.
The DRDO has jointly developed the missile in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries. The MRSAM has been manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Limited.