Published on: September 13, 2021



What is in news : Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has handed over the first deliverable Firing Unit (FU) of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) System to Indian Air Force (IAF)

Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM)

  • Advanced network centric combat Air Defence System
  • Jointly developed by DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in collaboration with Indian industry consisting of private and public sectors as well as MSMEs
  • Surface-to-air-missile, 4.5m in length
  • Provides point and area air defence for ground assets against threats like fighter aircraft, helicopters, UAVs, sub-sonic & supersonic cruise missiles guided & unguided munitions, etc
  • Capable of engaging multiple targets at ranges up to 70 kms in severe saturation cases
  • Powered by indigenously developed rocket motor and control system which helps in achieving high manoeuvrability during the terminal phase.

Firing Unit:  Firing unit of MRSAM comprises of Missiles, Mobile Launcher Systems (MLS), Combat Management System (CMS), Advanced Long-Range Radar, Reloader Vehicle (RV), Mobile Power System (MPS), Radar Power System (RPS), and Field Service Vehicle (FSV).