Indian Navy tests cooperative engagement capabilities

The Indian Navy successfully carried out the first anti-aircraft defense test featuring cooperative engagement capabilities of its new MRSAM system[efn_note]Medium Range Surface to Air Missile[/efn_note], naval version of the anti-aircraft system Israeli Barak 8.

In this case, the test, which took place under the control of the DRDO[efn_note]Defense Research and Development Organization[/efn_note] and the Israeli industrialist IAI[efn_note]Israelian Aerospace Industry[/efn_note] showed that one ship was able to control several missiles fired by itself and a second ship, to engage and destroy several aerial targets.

Cooperative engagement capabilities represent a major challenge for modern Navies, allowing, among other things, to optimize the use of resources in a theater, to face threats. In addition, it makes it possible to counter, to a certain extent, the stealth of modern devices.

The French Navy is also working ardently on these capabilities, which are at the heart of recent decisions concerning the carriage of Aster 30 missiles on the last two FREMM Bretagne and Normandie, a missile with much higher performance than the Herakles radar which equips French frigates. , but which will constitute a major asset to strengthen the Defense capabilities of the Forbin class Air Defense frigates, the Alsace class FREMM DA, and the Behl@rra type FDI. It is, as such, more than likely that the first 4 FREMMs delivered to the French Navy, and today equipped with Aster 15 missiles, will in turn receive Sylver50 silos to receive Aster 30 missiles, during their first IPER [efn_note]Periodic Unavailability[/efn_note]

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