LRSAM missiles flagged off at DRDL

Mon 15 Feb 2021, 12:25:47
Final production batch of Long Range Surface to Air Missiles (LRSAM), designed and developed by DRDO in collaboration with various industry partners and integrated by BDL, was flagged off at DRDL, APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex, here on Sunday.

LRSAM is jointly developed by DRDO and IAI Israel to equip latest ships of Indian Navy. This LRSAM missile system can provide point and areas defence against various aerial targets including fighter aircraft, subsonic and supersonic cruise missiles.

The missile is powered by indigenously developed dual-pulse rocket motor and dual control system to impart required manoeuvrability at the terminal phase. This state of art weapon system is designed with active Radio Frequency seeker to identify, track, engage and destroy the target with high kill probability, a press release said.

LRSAM system end to end performance has been successfully demonstrated through number of user flight trials from Indian Naval ships. The production of this weapon system has been successfully done and delivered to Indian Navy.

On this occasion, G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, DDR&D highlighted the importance of indigenous production efforts and complemented the industries that have established the manufacturing facilities and successfully executed the production orders in achieving the goal towards ‘Make in India’.

He also commended the efforts of Missile System Quality Assurance Agency, DG (NAI) in streamlining the production activities at various industries across India, leading to delivery of missiles with aerospace quality standards.

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