MR-SAM – UPSC Prelims

Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missiles:
  • MR-SAM stands for medium range surface-to-air missile.
  • Jointly developed by India and Israel.
  • Supersonic missile system
  • The missile consists of Multi-Functional Surveillance and Threat Alert Radar (MF-STAR) system for detection, tracking and guidance
  • The MR-SAM has strike range of about 100 km.
  • The missile can move with a speed of Mach 2 and has high degrees of manoeuvrability.
  • MRSAM is a land-based variant of the long-range surface-to-air missile (LRSAM) or Barak-8 naval air defence system, which is designed to operate from naval vessels.
  • The missile is designed to defend any type of airborne threat including aircraft and helicopters. It can intercept supersonic aircraft and even missiles
  • The system will be based on the older Barak system of Israel, which is in use in India. It will be manufactured in India and will have an 80% indigenous content.
  • The MRSAM is operational with the Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and Israel Defense Forces. Its deployment in Indian Army will help in plugging the existing holes in India‚Äôs air defence coverage.

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