India on Wednesday efficiently test-fired a medium vary surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) from Odisha coast, defence sources stated. The missile was fired from a floor cellular launcher at launch pad number-1 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) close to right here at 3.55 pm, and it hit the goal with accuracy, the sources stated.
An unmanned air car (UAV), ‘Banshee’, was first flown into the air, which was hit by the MRSAM. The DRDO has collectively developed the missile in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries.
The MRSAM has been manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Ltd. After its induction into the Indian military, the missile will considerably improve the fight effectiveness of the defence forces, they stated.
The complete mission trajectory from the launch to plunging into the ocean was monitored by numerous radars and electro-optico devices, the sources stated. Prior to the check, Balasore district administration in session with DRDO briefly evacuated 8,100 folks residing inside 2.5 km radius of the launch pad to the closest shelter centres on Wednesday morning, a income division official stated.