IAI in new follow-up agreements on MRSAM systems

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced it has entered agreements worth $93 million for provision of naval MRSAM (Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile) systems. The contracts were entered with the Indian Navy and Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL). Under the contracts, IAI will provide complementary systems for the air defence system (ADS). They involve follow up orders for a range of maintenance and other services for various sub-systems of IAI’s advanced MSRAM ADS. Recently, the Indian Navy, in collaboration with IAI, held an interception test aboard INS Chennai, which assessed for the first time potential collaboration between ships. The interception scenario, which was executed successfully, demonstrated how the operational force of the defence system can be doubled regionally, rather than topically.

Boaz Levi, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Systems, Missiles & Space Group stated, “The follow-up orders provide additional evidence of the satisfaction and trust of our Indian partners in respect to the MRSAM family. The test demonstrated the advanced technological capabilities of the air defence system as well as our collaboration between IAI, its partners in India’s Navy, the local Indian industry and our colleagues at IAI’s ELTA and Rafael. This is a badge of honor for the entire Israeli industry". 

The MRSAM family is an operational air-defence system used by Israel's navy as well as by India’s naval, air and ground forces. It has been uniquely developed by IAI in collaboration with Israel's Ministry of Defence, India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Rafael, IAI’s Elta and additional industries in India and Israel. To date, MRSAM has achieved over $6 billion in sales. It provides broad as well as topical defence against a range of air assault, marine and ground threats. MRSAM comprises several key state-of-the-art systems, including a digital radar, command and control, launchers, and interceptors with advanced homing seekers.

IAI Ltd. is Israel’s largest aerospace and defence company and a globally recognised technology and innovation leader, specialising in developing and manufacturing advanced, state-of-the-art systems for air, space, sea, land, cyber and homeland security. Since 1953, the company has provided advanced technology solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide including satellites, missiles, weapon systems and munitions, unmanned and robotic systems, radars, C4ISR and more.  IAI also designs and manufactures business jets and aerostructures, performs overhaul and maintenance on commercial aircraft and converts passenger aircraft to refueling and cargo configurations. 

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