Tuesday, Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems Pvt Ltd (KRAS) sent the 100th Medium Range Surface to Air Missile Kit to the Indian Armed Forces.
According to a press release from the company, the kit is part of the MRSAM Air Defense Missile, which was developed by Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd and DRDO together. It was made with the help of Indian industry, including MSMEs from both the private and public sectors.
Baba N. Kalyani, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Forge Ltd, spoke at the event and said that KRAS is proud to speed up the delivery of the 100th MRSAM Missile Kit to the Indian Armed Forces. “This delivery is not only a great example of how India and Israel and the private and public sectors can work together, but it also shows how committed we are to Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of Atma Nirbhar Bharat.”
He also said, “Along with the missile kits, we will help the Armed Forces with the maintenance and repair of Air Defense Missile Systems that are already in use,” Kalyani said. Rafael, President and CEO of Yoav Har-Even, said that the Israeli company has been a reliable partner to the Indian Armed Forces for almost 30 years, and that these missile kits show how dedicated we are to Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.
He also said that the fact that KRAS is a joint venture shows that Israel and India are working together better in the strategic defence sector. KRAS uses the technology of Rafael and the engineering strength of the Kalyani Group.