LR-SAM missile test fired off Odisha coast

Bhubaneswar: The Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR-SAM) was successfully test-fired from naval warship INS Chennai off the coast of Odisha by the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) on Thursday.

The LR-SAM, which is also is known as Barak 8, is designed to defend against any airborne threat including aircraft, helicopters, anti-ship missiles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and combat jets. 

The LRSAM has been jointly developed for the Indian Navy by the DRDO and M/s Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel.

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated DRDO, Indian Navy, the industry and other stakeholders for this landmark achievement.

“India achieves a significant milestone with successful flight test of LRSAM on board INS Chennai. The missile direcly hit a low flying aerial target. Smt @nsitharaman congratulates @DRDO_India, @indiannavy , the industry and other stakeholders for this landmark achievement,” tweeted the Union Defence Ministry.

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