New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday congratulated DRDO and IAF on the successful test-firings of a medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM), developed jointly with Israel.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) had on Thursday carried out two successful test-firings of the new missile, with a strike range up to 70 km, from a defence base off Odisha coast. The missile for IAF was again test-fired on Friday.
Parrikar rejected report in a section of media that the second test had failed to accomplish the desired targets and said "it was perfect".
He said that of the two different tests carried out on Thursday, one was at a higher altitude and the other shorter
"But the real and challenging test was today which was accomplished successfully. The MRSAM successfully hit a
manoeuvring target, replicating a possible real life scenario," Parrikar said.