#Indian_Army to get first regiment of #MRSAM by 2020


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Oct 20, 2015
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#Indian_Army to get first regiment of #MRSAM by 2020


The Indian Army ordered five regiments of this version. Each regiments consists two MR-SAM batteries. One batteries is equipped with 4 launchers (8 missiles per launcher), 1 command and control system & EL/M-2248 MF-STAR AESA tracking radar. That's mean 5 regiments MRSAM consists about 40 launchers and 320 missiles for ₹17,000 crore (US$2.5 billion).

All 5 regiments are expected to be deployed by 2023 with first deliveries commencing in 2020.

The MRSAM aka Barak 8 has a length of about 4.5 meters, a diameter of 0.225 meters at missile body, and 0.54 meters at the booster stage, a wingspan of 0.94 meters and weighs 275 kg including a 60 kg warhead which detonates at proximity. The missile has maximum speed of Mach 2 with a maximum operational range of 70 km, which was later increased to 100 km.

Barak 8 features a dual pulse rocket motor as well as Thrust vector control, and possesses high degrees of maneuverability at target interception range. A second motor is fired during the terminal phase, at which stage the active radar seeker is activated to home in on to the enemy track. Barak 8 has been designed to counter a wide variety of air-borne threats, such as; anti-ship missiles, aircraft, UAVs drones and supersonic missiles. When coupled with a modern air-defence system and multi-function surveillance track and guidance radars, (such as the EL/M-2248 MF-STAR AESA ) Barak 8 enables the capability to simultaneously engage multiple targets during saturation attacks.

Israel Aerospace Industries describe Barak 8 as "an advanced, long-range missile defense and air defense system" with its main features being:

• Long Range

• Two way data link (GPS S band)

• Active Radar Seeker Missile

• 360 degree coverage

• Vertical Launch

• Multiple Simultaneous Engagements

• Point defence anti-ballistic missile.

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