Question: Recently successfully tested LRSAM missile is co developed by-
(a) India and Russia
(b) India and Israel
(c) India and America
(d) India and Japan
- Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) was on 27 November 2015 successfully flight-tested for the first time from an Israeli Naval Platform.
- The missile is being jointly developed by the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) India, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Israel.
- LRSAM is also called Barak 8 missile in Israel which in Hebrew language means Lightning.
- The trial test was undertaken by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in the presence of Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) scientists. During the test the missile achieved the desired goal by hitting the incoming target.
- It is capable to counter a wide variety of air-borne threats such as anti-ship missiles, aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and drones as well as supersonic cruise missiles.
- The LRSAM programme consists of Missiles, MFSTAR (Radar), Weapon Control System, Vertical Launcher unit and Two- way data link.
- For the LRSAM, DRDO has developed dual pulse propulsion system along with other safety arm mechanisms for Solid Propulsion system.
- Israel made MF-STAR radar system, which is capable of simultaneously tracking hundreds of airborne targets to a range of more than 250 km.
- LRSAM will be inducted into Indian Naval Ships (P-15A) INS Kolkata.