Final production batch of Long Range Surface to Air Missiles (LRSAM), jointly developed by India’s DRDO and IAI Israel, to equip ships of Indian Navy was flagged off today at the APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex, Hyderabad.
This LRSAM Missile system can provide point and area defence against various aerial targets including fighter aircraft, subsonic & supersonic cruise missiles. The Missile is powered by indigenously developed dual-pulse rocket motor and dual control system to impart required maneuverability at the terminal phase.
This state of art weapon system is designed with active Radio Frequency (RF) seeker to identify, track, engage and destroy the target with high kill probability.
LRSAM system end to end performance has been successfully demonstrated through number of user flight trials from Indian Naval ships. This weapon system has been successfully manufactured and has been delivered to Indian Navy.
Rear Admiral V Rajasekhar, VSM of Indian Navy appreciated the efforts of DRDO for successfully completing the production order and strengthening air defence capability of Indian Navy. He also urged DRDO to design and develop similar advanced weapon systems meeting futuristic warfare.