DRDO successfully test fires LR-SAM missile off Odisha coast


Bhubaneswar: Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) on Thursday successfully test-fired Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR-SAM) from INS Chennai off the coast of Odisha.

The Long Range Surface to Air Missile directly hit an aerial target flying at low altitude. The missile destroyed the target with a direct hit and all the mission objectives have been met.

LRSAM has been jointly developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India and M/s Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel for the Indian Navy.

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated DRDO, Indian Navy, the industry and other stakeholders for this landmark achievement.

“India achieves a significant milestone with successful flight test of LRSAM on board INS Chennai. The missile directly hit a low flying aerial target,” she tweeted.

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