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India successfully tests LRSAM off the coast of Odisha

India has successfully flight tested Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) from a warship off Odisha coast.
India successfully tests LRSAM off the coast of Odisha
  • The LRSAM successfully destroyed a low flying aerial target.
  • This paves way for its deployment in the armed forces.

Salient features of the LRSAM:

  • LRSAM has been jointly developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India and M/s Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for the Indian Navy.
  • LRSAM has an operational range of 75 km and it can destroy airborne threats like jets, aircrafts, anti-ship missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and rockets including projectiles launched simultaneously.
  • The LRSAM has a length of about 4.5 meters, a diameter of 0.54 metre, a wingspan of 0.94 meters and weighs around 275 kg including a 60 kg warhead which detonates at proximity.

About previous tests:

  • The missile was first tested from INS Kolkata on western seaboard in 2015. It had achieved all objectives.
  • The LRSAM was also test fired in operational configuration on board INS Chennai positioned in the Arabian Sea.

Question:

Q. LRSAM has been jointly developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India and which other organization for the Indian Navy?
a. M/s Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)
b. M/s Indonesia Aerospace Industries (IAI)
c. M/s Japan Aerospace Industries (JAI)
d. M/s Swiss Aerospace Industries (SAI)
India successfully tests LRSAM off the coast of Odisha India successfully tests LRSAM off the coast of Odisha Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on January 28, 2019 Rating: 5

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