SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
DRDO has completed the fabrication of an 8×2 Truck mounted for the vertical Launch Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) system that was designed for use by the Indian Air Force. VL-SRSAM system is a low-level, quick-reaction surface-to-air missile system capable of engaging aircraft, helicopters, unmanned air vehicles, drones, and precision-guided munitions.
VL-SRSAM was primarily developed for the Indian Navy to be used on frontline warships to provide an inner air defense shield to the ship to replace the older Barak 1 surface-to-air missile system onboard Indian Navy warships.
IAF wants to use the Air force variant to provide cover to frontline air force bases or fixed assets along with the Akash-Mk1 Air Defence system against Aerial threats. Speculations are that the VL-SRSAM system will be used to provide area defense cover for S-400 and MR-SAM Squadrons that are deployed at strategic vantage points.
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