MRSAM will boost combat capabilities of India-Israel

New Delhi, Jan 06: In a major boost to India’s defence capabilities, India and Israel have successfully tested a Medium-Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) defence system.

This has been developed jointly to deal with airstrikes by enemy countries.

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To counter the rogue drone, DRDO puts plan of action in motion

New Delhi, Nov 30: With the drone threat looming large, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has designated Bharat Electronics as the lead agency for the production and development of an anti-drone system.

The anti-drone systems are part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security detail at his residence. The portable once will be part of his car cavalcade. 

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Test fired successfully, BrahMos dazzles at the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago

New Delhi, Nov 24: India on Tuesday kicked off firings of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.

The first live missile test of the 290 kilometre range BrahMos was conducted by the Indian Army in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago at around 10 am today. 

“The supersonic cruise missile was test fired at 10 AM today and it successfully hit its target. The test was conducted by the Indian Army which has many regiments of the DRDO-developed Missile system. The strike range of BrahMos missile has now been enhanced to over 400 km,” reports said. 

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Astra set to replace BVRAAMs, to be tested from Tejas

New Delhi, Nov 23: The first indigenous air-to-air missile Astra will be soon tested from the home grown fighter Tejas. The all weather day and nigh capable Astra has a strike range of around 100 kilometres.

It would eventually replace the Russian, French and Israeli BVRAAMs which are currently imported to arm the Indian Air Force fighters. Sources tell OneIndia that the DRDO would begin testing the Mark-2 version of the Astra with a range of 160 kilometres next year. 

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With tensions escalating with China, India completes final trial of Nag anti-tank missile

New Delhi, Oct 22: The final trial of the Nag anti-tank missile using a live warhead was completely successfully by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at 6.45 am today. It would now be inducted in the Indian Army. 

The Nag anti-tank missile is now ready for induction as it has completed 10 successful user trials with the weapon finding and also hitting the target. This would mean that the Indian Army will not have to import this weapon from Isreal of the United States for a range of four kilometres. India had to buy 200 pieces of Spike anti tank missiles from Israel as emergency purchases. The Spikes were purchased from Israel following the Galwan Valley clash on June 15. 

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Pak bound ship capable of missile launch detained in Gujarat

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New Delhi, Feb 17: The Indian authorities have detained a ship bearing a Hong Kong flag which was bound to Port Qasim in Karachi. The ship was detained for wrongly declaring an autoclave, which can be used in the launch process of ballistic missiles, as an industrial dryer.

The ship which was detained on February 3 is currently undergoing a detailed inspection at the Kandla Port in Gujarat. In order to check the large autoclave on board, a second team of the DRDO is being sent to Gujarat, sources tell OneIndia.

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Explained: The Pransh missile that has a striking range of 200 kilometres

missile1New Delhi, Feb 07: A new tactical ballistic missile is being readied by India. The missile being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been named as Pransh.

The missile is capable of striking targets at a range of 200 kilometres. It may be recalled that the DRDO had developed the Prahaar missile which has a range of 150 kilometres. The Army wanted a missile with more range and hence the Pransh is being developed.

India’s new surface to air missile capable to shooting down ballistic missiles from 70 km range

MRSAMIn a major boost to the Indian Armed forces, the advanced medium range surface to air missile or MRSAM system capable of shooting down ballistic missiles, fighter jets and attack helicopters from a range of 70 kilometres will be in place by 2020.