India-Israel joint venture KRAS rolls out 1st batch of 1,000 MRSAM kits for Indian Army and Air Force

Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS), a joint venture between Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd and Israel-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, Tuesday rolled out its first batch of the 1000 midsection Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) kits to the Indian Army and Indian Air Force.

These missile sections will then be ‘forwarded’ to Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a defence PSU, for further and future integration.

Speaking to the press, Brig. Gen. Pinhas Yungman, who heads the Air and Missile Defense Systems division of Rafael Advanced Defense System (RADS) said, “We have been a reliable partner to the Indian armed forces for almost three decades, and these missile kits are a testimony of our commitment to ‘Make in India’ cause. We are confident KRAS will not only build products for the Indian armed forces but will, at the same time, trigger and help achieve the Indian government’s vision of exports from India.”

The event, according to Rudra B Jadeja, the Chief Executive of KRAS, marked the beginning of the journey of an MSME Indian company that is committed not only to the “Make-in-India” concept but also taking its stride towards the larger “Atma Nirbharta” idea (self-reliance). In this effort the company has fused Rafael’s state-of-the-art technology with the engineering excellence of the Kalyani Group, he said.

“This is the beginning of a new era, filled with self-confidence, a marked step-change in technological…

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