News18. ALSO READ: India hopeful of ‘positive outcome’: MEA on appeal to free ex-navy men in Qatar The report added that the missile may have a range of 500 kilometres which is greater than the range of 350-400 kilometres offered by the supersonic Indo-Russian cruise missile BrahMos.
Even in May 2022, India tested its first indigenously built anti-ship missile falling in the short-range category weighing around 380 kilograms with a range of 55 kilometres. Names as ‘Naval Anti-ship Missile-short range’ (NASM-SR), they can be launched from attack helicopters.
In March this year, the Indian Navy successfully conducted MRSAM (Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile) firing from INS Visakhapatnam validating the capability to engage 'Anti Ship Missiles'. The Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile, was jointly developod by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) at Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL).
According to a Livemint report, the army issued a press statement in February stating, "The MRSAM weapon system which is also called the 'Abhra' Weapon System is a state-of-the-art medium-range air defence weapon system and is a joint venture of DRDO and Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) with active participation from Indian public and private defence industry partners including MSMEs." MRSAM can hit multiple targets at a range of 70 kilometres. 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 comprise the missile system, which is powered by an indigenously developed rocket motor and control system (FSV), reported HT. With agency inputs.Milestone. Read more on livemint.com