10th September, 2021 Security and Defence
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- Context: DRDO hands over Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) System to Indian Air Force.
MRSAM Key Highlights:
- MRSAM provides air defence against aerial threats like fighter aircraft, UAVs, guided and unguided munitions & cruise missiles.
- Capable of engaging multiple targets at ranges up to 70 kilometres.
- Indigenously developed rocket motor & control system for achieving high manoeuvrability.
State-of-the-art missile system
- The MRSAM is an advanced network centric combat Air Defence System developed jointly by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in collaboration with the Indian industry comprising of private and public sectors including MSMEs.
- It will help to strengthen the security infrastructure of the country to deal with any challenges arising out of the rapidly changing global strategic scenario.
- The MRSAM system provides point and area air defence for ground assets against a wide range of threats including fighter aircraft, UAVs, helicopters, guided and unguided munitions, sub-sonic & supersonic cruise missiles
- It is capable of engaging multiple targets at ranges up to 70 kms in severe saturation scenarios.
- The missile is powered by indigenously developed rocket motor and control system for achieving high manoeuvrability during the terminal phase.
- The firing unit comprises of Missiles, Combat Management System (CMS), Mobile Launcher Systems (MLS), Advanced Long Range Radar, Mobile Power System (MPS), Radar Power System (RPS), Reloader Vehicle (RV) and Field Service Vehicle (FSV).
- or carrying out research and modeling in different areas.
- Joint Committees have been set up to deliberate on Energy Data Management, Low Carbon Technologies and Just Transition in Coal Sector.
- The two sides agreed to expand the scope of the work to include smart grid and grid storage as part of the second phase of the Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE)-R initiative anchored on the Indian side by the Department of Science & Technology.