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India successfully test-fires quick reaction missile

The missile was test fired at about 11.25 AM from a truck-mounted canister launcher from launch complex-3 at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.

PTI, Balasore [Published on:03 Jul 2017, 5:19 PM IST]
India successfully test-fires quick reaction missile
Photo: REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE India successfully test-fires quick reaction missile

India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed quick reaction surface-to-air short range missile from a test range along the Odisha coast. The sophisticated missile was test fired at about 11.25 AM from a truck-mounted canister launcher from launch complex-3 at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here, official sources said.

It was the second developmental trial of the state-of-the-art missile with an aerial target. The missile has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and other establishments.

The first test launch of the missile was conducted on June 4 from the same base.

The missile, which has a strike range of 25 to 30 km, is capable of engaging multiple targets.

Designed to be a quick reaction missile, it involves an all-weather weapon system capable of tracking and firing.

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