IAI congratulates the Indian Air Force & DRDO on the successful induction of MRSAM System

The advanced system, jointly developed by DRDO India and IAI Israel, provides the ultimate protection against a variety of aerial platforms

September 10, 2021 Photo(s): By IAI
Secretary, Department of Defence R&D & Chairman DRDO Dr G. Satheesh Reddy handed over the first deliverable Firing Unit to Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is proud to congratulate the DRDO & the Indian Air Force (IAF) on the successful induction of its MRSAM Air & Missile Defence System. MRSAM is an advanced path-breaking air and missile defence system that provides ultimate protection against a variety of aerial platforms. It is used by the Indian Air Force, India Army, Indian Navy and Israeli Defence Forces. The system includes an Advanced Phased Array Radar, command and control shelter, mobile launchers and interceptors with an advanced RF seeker. MRSAM is jointly developed by IAI and DRDO for the Indian forces.

In a ceremony held in Air Force Station Jaisalmer, India, the MRSAM system was inducted by Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Secretary of Department of Defence (Research and Development) and DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy, Air Force Chief of Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Air Officer Commander-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), South Western Air Command Air Marshal Sandeep Singh and IAI President and CEO, Boaz Levyalong with other senior civil and military officials. The induction comes after earlier this year, the two countries successfully carried out extended tests at a facility in India which validated that all the components of the weapons system were working perfectly.

On the occasion, Boaz Levy, President and CEO of IAI said, "MRSAM Air & Missile Defence System is a cutting edge, innovative system and significant proof of the unique partnership and collaboration between the countries and IAI's commitment to India. The development and production of the system is fully based on the Make in India policy in partnership and collaboration between Israel and India's industries, and is a model of success of the Make in India policy for the benefit of all parties. During the last year, under strict Covid-19 conditions, teams from IAI and India worked shoulder-to-shoulder to ensure this moment, following the validation of the systemís capabilities. The commitment of IAI to India, and to its defence forces, is unquestionable and we salute this partnership for many years to come."

 

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