Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Test of Indo-Israel next gen missile system successful

Source TOI : There is finally some hope for frontline Indian warships being commissioned without an adequate "area defence weapon" to guard against enemy aircraft, drones, missiles and helicopters. 

The long-range surface-to-air missile (LR-SAM) system, being developed by DRDO and Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) with an interception range of 70 km, was finally tested for the first time on Monday after a long delay. 

The defence ministry said the LR-SAM's "hot test" against a flying target was "successfully" conducted in Israel in the presence of DRDO chief Avinash Chander, IAI president Joseph Weiss and top Israel Defence Force officials. 

"All the systems, including the radar, communication launch systems and the missile system, performed as expected and hit the target directly. The system is being developed for both the Indian and Israeli armed forces," said an official.



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