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India test-fires new surface-to-air missile from defence base off Odisha coast

The system also includes a multi-functional surveillance and threat alert radar (MF STAR) for tracking, detection and guidance of the missile.

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India test-fires new surface-to-air missile from defence base off Odisha coast

India on Thursday test fired a new surface-to-air missile from a defence base off Odisha coast. The missile was developed joitly with Israel.

The medium range missile was test fired at 8:15 am from a mobile launcher in the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, reported PTI.

“The test launch was a grand success and it met all the targets,” a DRDO official said.

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The DRDO scientist also added thet “the missile along with MF-STAR will provide the users with the capability to neutralise any aerial threats.”

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The test launch was earlier scheduled for Wednesday but was then postponed for Thursday.

The system also includes a multi-functional surveillance and threat alert radar (MF STAR) for tracking, detection and guidance of the missile.

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As per PTI report, as a precautionary measure, the district administration had temporarily moved 3,652 people who resided within 2.5 km radius of the launch site in Balasore district of Odisha. The fishermen from Balasore, Bhadrak and Kendrapada district were also asked to stay away from waters at the time of launch.

First published on: 30-06-2016 at 09:38:02 am
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