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India successfully test fires surface-to-air missile in Odisha

India, on Sunday, successfully carried out the test firing of the medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) off the coast of Balasore in Odisha, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said.

The air defence system is part of the Indian Army. In the test, the missile secured a direct hit at the target at a very far-off distance, said DRDO officials, ANI reported.

The missile, test-fired at around 10.30 am, intercepted a high-speed aerial target at long range and destroyed it in a direct hit.

“MRSAM-Army missile system flight tested from ITR Balasore, Odisha at around 1030 hours intercepting a high-speed aerial target at long range. The target was destroyed by the missile in a direct hit,” an official said.

Last month, India successfully test-fired a new version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile off the coast of Odisha in Balasore. The missile was equipped with new technological developments which were successfully proven.

“BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with increased indigenous content and improved performance was successfully test fired at 10.30 am from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha on January 20. The launch was conducted by Brahmos Aerospace in close coordination with DRDO teams. In this text book flight, the missile followed the predicted trajectory meeting all mission objectives,” the DRDO had said.

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