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Indian Air Force Successfully Tests SAMAR Air-Defence System

The indigenous nature of SAMAR underscores India's strides toward self-reliance in defence production and its ability to harness domestic expertise to develop cutting-edge military technologies.

In a display of heightened readiness and technological prowess, the Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted a successful test-fire of its newly inducted Surface to Air Missile for Assured Retaliation (SAMAR) air-defence system during Exercise ‘Vayu Shakti-24′.

The exercise unfolded at the Pokhran range near Jaisalmer on 17 February, drawing attention to India’s steadfast commitment to bolstering its air defence capabilities.

According to a press release issued by the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 17 February, the Indian Air Force test-fired SAMAR in conjunction with the Akash surface-to-air missile weapon system.

The coordinated effort resulted in the destruction of “multiple aerial targets,” underscoring the system’s effectiveness in countering airborne threats.

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SAMAR, which was formally inducted into the Indian Air Force’s arsenal in December 2023, underwent its maiden test-fire at Air Force Station Suryalanka, situated in the southern coastal region of India.

As a crucial component of India’s short-range air-defence system, SAMAR air-defence system boasts the capability to intercept low-flying aerial targets, including unmanned aerial vehicles, loitering munitions, and attack helicopters, within a range of 12 km at speeds of up to Mach 2.5.

The development and production of SAMAR represent a collaborative effort between the Indian Air Force’s 7 Base Repair Depot (BRD) and 11 BRD, in conjunction with Indian private-sector companies Simran Flowtech Industries and Yamazuki Denki.

The indigenous nature of SAMAR underscores India’s strides toward self-reliance in defence production and its ability to harness domestic expertise to develop cutting-edge military technologies.

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The unveiling of SAMAR at the Aero India 2023 defence exhibition marked a significant milestone, offering a glimpse into India’s burgeoning air defence capabilities. With the successful completion of SAMAR Firing Units (FUs) fabrication in 2023, as highlighted in the MoD’s 2023 year-end report, the Indian Air Force has achieved notable progress in its efforts to indigenize critical defence systems.

As India continues to modernize its armed forces and enhance its defensive capabilities, the successful test-firing of SAMAR during Exercise ‘Vayu Shakti-24′ underscores the nation’s resolve to safeguard its airspace and respond effectively to emerging security challenges.

With SAMAR poised to play a pivotal role in India’s air defence strategy, the Indian Air Force reaffirms its commitment to protecting the nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Pratham Gurung
Pratham Gurung
An avid movie buff who aspires to make it into the armed forces. Always had a knack for words so reading and writing are my favourite hobbies. Can debate on anything but not everything.
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