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IAF to induct MR-SAM today, deployed at Jaisalmer

Source : Times Now

IAF to induct MR-SAM today, deployed at Jaisalmer



It will be a major addition to India’s air-defence system, to protect the armed forces against air and missile attacks. The first MR-SAM or the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile, developed jointly by the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will be handed over to the Indian Air Force at its base in Jaisalmer tomorrow. 

Defence minister Rajnath Singh and chief of the IAF, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, will be present at the function, to be held after an IAF aircraft lands on a highway in the Barmer area. Similar landings have happened on highways in Uttar Pradesh and a fighter plane having the option of landing on a highway in case there is a problem in the airfield during times of conflict is reassuring. 

The MR-SAM has a range of 70 km and can hit aircraft, helicopters and also, incoming missiles. It has a speed of Mach-2 and will be useful in protecting Indian armed forces’ assets. The deal between the IAI and the DRDO to develop the MR-SAM was signed a decade ago. Once the MR-SAM is ready, it can be mass-produced for the armed forces. 

India and Israel have worked together on the missile. The two countries remain close defence partners. 

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  1. But China is deadlier enemy

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    1. Chinese fighters can't escape the wrath of Barak-8 SAM deployed by the Indian Army in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh...because Barak-8 is such a sophisticated SAM that it can not be dumped by using flares or any electronic countermeasure...nothing can stop Barak-8 from destroying enemy aircraft, missiles, drones or any other aerial weapon.

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