Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM), the missile co-developed by India and Israel, was successfully test-fired on 30 December 2015 on the Western Sea Board.
The missile was fired from INS Kolkata and it successfully intercepted an aerial target at extended ranges.
The test-fire was jointly carried out by the Indian Navy, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries.
For LRSAM or BARAK 8 missile, as it is called in Israel, it was the first test in India. Earlier, on 11 November 2015, it was successfully test-fired from a range in Israel.
The missile was developed by the DRDL, Hyderabad in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries. It has been manufactured by M/s Bharat Dynamics Limited, India.
This missile along with the MF STAR would provide the Indian ships the capability to neutralize aerial threats at extended ranges.
With the successful proving of these systems, Indian Navy has become part of a select group of Navies that have this niche capability which would provide a fillip to our Maritime Operations.
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Where: INS Kolkata
What: Successfully test-fired
When: 30 December 2015