Indian Navy successfully test-fires MRSAM from INS Visakhapatnam

The Indian Navy has carried out a successful test-firing of a Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) from frontline warship INS Visakhapatnam. The test firing validated the capability to engage the weapon as an anti-ship missile.

The missile has been jointly developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The missile is manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). As of now, the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force have also tested their own versions of the missile in recent years.


Medium Range Surface To Air Missile (MRSAM) is a high response, quick reaction, vertically launched supersonic missile, designed to neutralize enemy aerial threats – missiles, aircraft, guided bombs, helicopters. Used by Army, Navy and Air Force as different variants.


Range: 70 km

Guidance: Dual (Command & Active Radar Seeker (RF))

Control: TVC & Aerodynamic

Propulsion: Dual Pulse – Solid Motor

Warhead: Pre-fragment

Fuse: Proximity (RPF)

Flight time: 230 sec

Length:  4500 mm

Diameter: 225 mm

Weight: 275 kg

Launcher: Ship/ Vehicle (Vertical)Launch