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India Successfully Test Fires Naval Version of LRSAM

Published: September 2016

Balasore. Long Range Surface to Air Missile System (LRSAM) for Indian Navy successfully flight tested against Pilotless Target Aircraft (PTA) from Interim Test Range (ITR) at Balasore, Odisha at 1010 hrs and again at 1425 hrs on September 20.


The LRSAM has been developed through a joint venture between India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries of Israel.

The naval version of the SAM system, this time was tested from land and the earlier was flight tested from Naval Ships, at ITR. Both missiles directly hit their respective targets at different ranges and altitudes. The trajectory of the flight of missiles was throughout tracked and monitored by the radars and electro-optical systems installed at ITR.

Many industries viz. BDL, MIDHANI, TATA, GODREJ, SEC, PEL, ADITYA and others have contributed towards the development of Missile System. Both Israel and Indian scientists and technicians have been involved in the launch campaign.

The Israel team was led by Mr Boyes Levy, Vice President, IAI of Israel, whereas the Indian team by Mr Patrick D’Silva, Project Director; Mr MSR Prasad, Director DRDL and Dr BK Das, Director ITR. Dr G Satheesh Reddy, DG (MSS) and SA to RM witnessed the launches.

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