Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM)

  • LRSAM has long-range engagement capability to penetrate deep water and land to intercept all types of aerial targets like subsonic and supersonic missiles, fighter aircraft, maritime patrolling aircraft (MPA), helicopter and sea skimming missiles.
  • It is capable of countering newest generation anti-ship missiles
  • Indian Navy has decided to equip its all naval ships such as INS Kolkata, INS Kochi, and INS Chennai guided missile destroyers with Barak 8 LRSAM for air and missile defence.
  • Barak 8 LRSAM has been jointly developed by DRDO and IAI, Israel to be launched from ship.
  • It possesses high degree of manoeuvrability at target interception range.
  • It has maximum speed of Mach 2 with maximum operational range of 70 km (which has been increased to 100 km).

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