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India successfully test-fires missile developed with Israel

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Dec 30: Tests of the Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LR SAM) co-developed with Israel have been successful, the Indian vy announced on Wednesday. With the successful testing of this missile system, the Indian vy has become part of a select group of vies that have this niche capability. The missile was test-fired from INS Kolkata along the western seaboard, and the missile successfully intercepted an Aerial Target at extended ranges. This was the maiden firing of the LR SAM, also known as Barak 8, from an Indian ship. Apart from the missile, the system includes a Multi Functiol Surveillance and Threat Alert Radar (MF STAR) for detection, tracking and guidance of the missile.

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