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Third launch of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) successful

Surface-to-Air-Missile-‘Barak-8’-300x178With a third consecutive successful test-fired on Friday, the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) air defence system has achieved a Hat-Trick. The missile was launched at 1020 hrs from the test range of ITR at Chandipur. The objective of today’s mission was for maximum range and high maneuvering target. The missile guided by armoured seeker system hit the last minute maneuvering target.

With this launch, MRSAM system has proved the air defence capability for three different boundary envelopes of the target. The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar congratulated the team DRDO, Air Force, IAI, Israel and associated Industries for the hat-trick success of MRSAM weapon system.

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