New Delhi: Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR-SAM) and Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MR-SAM), upgraded version of Barak Missile System, are being jointly developed / produced by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and IAI, Israel.
Project has an estimated cost of Rs.2606.02 Crore for which contract was signed on 27th January 2006. It has a range of 70 Km. Home on Target (HOT) test has conducted successfully in November 2014. HOT-2 test was also conducted in Israel successfully on 23rd November 2015. Two Operational Flight Trials (OFT) have been conducted successfully from INS Kolkata on 29th December 2015.
Project has an estimated cost of Rs.10075.68 Crore for which contract was signed on 27th February 2009. Built-to-specification (BTS) has been finalized. Preliminary and Critical Design Reviews of the system have been completed. DRDO has recently flight tested 3 MR-SAM systems successfully at ITR, Chandipur during 30th June / 1st July 2016.
LR-SAM / MR-SAM: can detect incoming enemy aerial targets i.e. aircraft or anti-ship missile over 100 km away and destroy them at range out to 70 km and thus provide the air defence capability to the assets of Indian Armed Forces.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri BK Hariprasad in Rajya Sabha today.