India – Israel Sign Missile Defence System Deal

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Israel has signed $2-billion deal with India to supply advanced missile defence systems.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will provide advanced medium-range surface-to-air missile systems (MR-SAM) to the Indian Army.

IAI would also supply additional long-range air and missile defence systems (LRSAM) for the first locally produced Indian aircraft carrier.

The MR-SAM, a land-based version of the LRSAM, will have a strike range of up to 70 km.

MR-SAM’s current version is operational with the Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and Israel Defence Forces (IDF).

The system includes an advanced phased-array radar, command and control, mobile launchers and missiles with advanced RF seekers.

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