Kolkata: The Indian Navy on Wednesday successfully test-fired the long-range surface-to-air missile from onboard INS Kolkata.
The missile has been jointly developed by the India Navy, DRDO and Israel's Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure, Elta Systems, Rafael and other companies.
The Ministry of Defence expressed jubilance over this quantum jump in air defence capability of the Indian Navy.
In a series of tweets, the Defence Ministry said, "Indian Navy achieves a significant milestone in enhancing its anti missile defence capability. Successfully test fires long range surface to air missiles from INS Kolkata. Aerial targets destroyed at extended ranges.Quantum jump in air defence capability of Indian Navy. LRSAMs being fitted in capital warships progressively. Joint effort of Indian Navy, DRDO & M/s IAI, Israel."