India conducted two successful flight tests of the Indian Army version of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) at Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha on March 27, 2022.This MRSAM version is a Surface-to-Air Missile developed jointly by DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel.
The missile system flight tested at 10.30 am was intercepting a high speed aerial target at long range. The target was destroyed by the missile in a direct hit.
MRSAM has a range between 50 to 70 kilometers.
A surface-to-air missile (SAM), is designed to be launched from the ground to destroy helicopters, anti-ship missiles, and UAVs as well as ballistic missiles.