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India sucessfully test-fires surface-to-air missile

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In a bid to galvanise its air defence capabilities, India on Tuesday successfully test fired its new, long range surface-to-air missile jointly developed with Israel from a defence base off Odisha coast.

The missile was launched from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur near at around 1013 hours, a DRDO official said.

The trial was successful and some more rounds of test are expected to be conducted shortly.

“Apart from the missile, the system includes a Multi Functional Surveillance and Threat Alert Radar (MF-STAR) for detection, tracking and guidance of the missile,” the official said.

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