India yesterday successfully tested the Army version of the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile for the first time from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha.

The MRSAM, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation and Israel's IAI, "completely destroyed" a high speed unmanned aerial target which was mimicking an aircraft with a direct hit.

The MRSAM system comprises a command post, multi-function radar and a mobile launcher system. Along with an advanced rotating phased array radar, the MRSAM is equipped with an advanced active radar radio frequency seeker that helps detect moving targets in all weather conditions.

MRSAM has been developed to strike down enemy aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, missiles and rockets. 

According to reports, the DRDO aims to extend the missile range to upto 150 km.