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DRDO successfully flight-tests QRSAM

Date: 05 August 2019 Tags: Military

Context: Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) on 4/08/2019 successfully flight-tested its state-of-the-art Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles (QRSAM) against live aerial targets from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur.

 

Highlights:

  • Two missiles, developed by DRDO, were tested against two live targets meeting complete mission objectives of engaging the targets.
  • QRSAM, with many state of the art technologies, engaged the targets at different ranges and altitudes.
  • The systems have been tested in final configuration with RADAR mounted on a vehicle & missiles on the launcher.
  • The systems are equipped with indigenously-developed Phased array radar, Inertial Navigation System, Data Link & RF seeker.
  • The entire mission was captured by various Electro Optical Tracking Systems, Radar Systems and Telemetry Systems.
  • The system is being developed for Indian Army with search and track on move capability with very short reaction time.
  • The test was carried out at Chandipur, Odisha.

About the QRSAM:

  • The all-weather and all-terrain missile, which can be mounted on a truck and stored in a canister, is equipped with electronic counter measures against jamming by aircraft radars.
  • QRSAM uses solid-fuel propellant and has a range of 25-30 km.
  • The first trial of the QSRAM was conducted on June 4, 2017.