Indian Army test fired a surface-to-air missile 'Spyder' from a mobile launcher at launch complex 3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur on Thursday.
The trial was carried out for validating various parameters of the sophisticated weapon system to further strengthen its air defence system, various media reports say.
Manufactured by Israeli firm Rafael Advanced Systems, 'Spyder' is a short-range, quick reaction surface-to-air missile designed to strike an enemy air target within a very short time.
The state-of-the-art missile has a strike range of about 15 km in low altitude. However, it is shorter than India's indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile, which has a 25 km strike range.
The Indian Army is likely to deploy Russian Aerostats radar with Israeli SPYDER air defense missile in a major overhaul of obsolete air defense system along the nation's border with Pakistan. Delivery of Russian Aerostats radar is expected to start in a few months and will be fitted with Israeli EL/M-2083 early-warning radars
The Indian Air Force is in the process of deploying Israeli SPYDER air defence missile system on the western borders that it shares with Pakistan in the coming weeks. The air force aims to boost its readiness to strike down any aerial threat from Pakistan,
Israeli Spyder air defense system is a frontrunner for Indian armys INR 18000 crore (US $2.6 billion) short-range surface-to-air missile (SRSAM) program
The Indian government has dismissed reports of buying missiles from outside rather than inducting indigenous ‘Akash missile in the Army. "Akash is already being inducted in Army and we are also developing very short missiles and till we develop them successfully, some missiles might have to be brought from outside," Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar was quoted as saying by NDTV Thursday
A contract for upgradation of MiG-29 aircraft was signed with M/s RAC-MiG, Russia, on March 07, 2008 on single vendor basis. The contract for SPYDER Low Level Quick Reaction Missile system was signed with M/s RAFAEL, Israel, on Sep 01, 2008 after multi-vendor global tendering
The Indian Army has received modern ballistic helmets that can bear impact from a short range earlier this month. The helmets are designed to bear the impact of 9 mm ammunition fired from a short range
Israel Military Industries unveiled a new precision rocket system for the special forces to operate in urban environments covering distances up to 27 miles. The ACCULAR system was developed in response to the needs of special forces who may operate beyond the range of traditional artillery fire support
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has won an additional $630 million contract to supply long-range surface-to-air missile (LRSAM) defense systems for four ships of the Indian navy. The contract will be carried out for the first time with Indias Bharat Electronics (BEL), which functions as the main contractor in the project as part of Indias “Make in India” policy, various media reported Sunday
UVision has unveiled Loitering Munition System Hero-400EC that uses man-in-the loop technology and advanced Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) payloads to locate, track and strike static or moving targets with pinpoint accuracy . Its electric motor enables it to loiter silently above a target, ready to instantly respond to pop-up threats
Israel is acquiring the naval version of Heron 1 (Shoval) Unmanned Air Vehicle system (UAS), equipped with a maritime radar and electro-optical payload to replace its manned Sea Scan maritime patrol aircraft. The Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) naval version of the Heron 1 (Shoval) unmanned air vehicle systems will be displayed at IMDEX ASIA 2017 in Singapore
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