New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out successful firing trials of its in-house designed and developed SAMAR air defence missile system during Astrashakti 2023 exercise at Suryalanka Air Force Station in Andhra Pradesh.
The air defence system SAMAR (Surface to Air Missile for Assured Retaliation), has been developed by a unit under IAF’s Maintenance Command.
The SAMAR system was part of the exercise for the first time, and it successfully achieved firing trial objectives in different engagement scenarios.
According to IAF officials, the system can engage aerial threats with missiles operating at a speed range of 2 to 2.5 Mach.
“The SAMAR system consists of a twin turret launch platform with the capability of launching two missiles in single and salvo mode depending upon the threat scenario,” IAF officials said.
The system features a twin-turret launch platform capable of launching two missiles in single and salvo modes, depending on the threat scenario.