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Defence Minister Hands Over LRSAM To Indian Navy

September 01, 2017


Finally, after a long delay, Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley handed over the Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM) to the Indian Navy on Monday. The missile is jointly developed by India and Israel. It is currently being manufactured at Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL).

LRSAM is an advanced missile defence system which is capable of intercepting and destroying aerial targets like subsonic & supersonic missiles, fighter aircraft, maritime patrolling aircraft (MPA), helicopter and sea skimming missiles.

LRSAM comprises of systems like advanced phased-array radar, command-and-control system, launchers and missiles with advanced radio-frequency (RF) seekers.