Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems rolls out first batch of MRSAM for Indian Army and Air Force

Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems, a joint venture between Kalyani Group and Rafael Advanced Defence Systems of Israel rolled out its first batch of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) for the Indian Army and the Air Force. All of this in consonance with the umbrella Make-in-India idea.


The roll-out event marked KRAS' commitment to deliver more than 1000 MRSAM ‘missile kits’ for the Indian Army and Air Force over the coming years. These missile sections will then be ‘forwarded’ to India’s state-run defence miniratna Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) for further and future integration.

Baba Kalyani, Chairman/ Managing Director, Kalyani Group, said, “This is beginning of a new era, filled with self-confidence, a marked step-change in technological expertise and a collective demonstration of capability to be the global manufacturing hub for defence products. We are confident to complete the order far ahead of the stipulated time, and support the armed forces with the best in class missile kits. Apart from the missile kits, we will extend our support in Maintenance and Repair Operations (MRO) as in-service Air Defence Missile System for the armed forces.”

The event was being attended by dignitaries from the Ministry of Defence, (MOD), Indian Army, Indian Air Force, DRDO, the BDL, and the Israeli delegation including EVP, Brig. Gen. (Res.) Pinhas (Pini) Yungman, Head of Air and Missile Defense Systems division of Rafael. The Kalyani delegation was being led by Mr Rajinder Bhatia, President and CEO of BFL Defence and also by representatives from the IAI, Israel.