CBRN Assessment

Indian MoD receives first locally manufactured LRSAM

29 August 2017

The first Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) manufactured in India was handed over to Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on 27 August for use by the Indian Navy (IN), according to a 29 August statement by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

Jointly developed by IAI and India's state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) – in collaboration with Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, IAI/Elta, and various Indian companies – the LRSAM missile system is set to provide air and missile defence for a number of IN ships, including guided-missile destroyers INS Kolkata , INS Kochi , and INS Chennai .

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