Bengaluru: As per a release by the ministry of defence, the final production batch of Long Range Surface to Air Missiles (LRSAM) was flagged off at APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex in Hyderabad. The missile has designed and developed by DRDO.

It will be used to equip the latest ships of Indian Navy. The LRSAM Missile system can provide point and area defence against various aerial targets including fighter aircraft, subsonic & supersonic cruise missiles, noted Swarajya. 

The indigenously developed dual-pulse rocket motor and dual control system have been incorporated to impart required manoeuvrability at the terminal phase. This state of art weapon system is designed with active Radio Frequency (RF) seeker to identify, track, engage and destroy the target with high kill probability.

Reports add that LRSAM system end to end performance has been successfully demonstrated through a number of user flight trials from Indian Naval ships. Now it is a proud member of the Indian Navy. 

What is to be noted here is that these efforts are completely indigenous in nature. The companies have successfully established manufacturing facilities and have also managed to honour orders. This goes a long way in realising Atmanirbhar Bharat or Make In India project.  

Atmanirbhar Bharat was started last year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Under this project, he envisions an India that is self-reliant and gives more fillip to local talent. He also coined the phrase ‘vocal for local’ so that Indian talent is given proper visibility and help them progress.