IAF successfully test fires ‘SAMAR’ air defence missile system

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has successfully test fired its in-house designed and developed SAMAR air defence missile system.

Worth mentioning, the missile has been developed by a unit under the IAF’s Maintenance Command.

It is to be noted that the IAF has developed the Surface to Air Missile for Assured Retaliation (SAMAR) air defence missile system by using its old Russian-origin air-to-air missile systems.

The missile system participated for the first time in the exercise to test its surface-to-air weapon systems and carry out their operational field trials.

It successfully achieved firing trial objectives in different engagement scenarios, they said.

The system can engage aerial threats with missiles operating at a speed range of 2 to 2.5 Mach.

Noteworthy, the SAMAR system consists of a twin-turret launch platform with the capability of launching two missiles in single and salvo mode, depending on the threat scenario.

Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/indian-air-force-successfully-testfires-samar-air-defence-missile-system-at-exercise-astrashakti/articleshow/106061338.cms