India on Sunday test-fired a sophisticated all-weather and all-terrain Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) from a test range in Odisha. The state-of-the-art missile has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the India Army.
The air defence system, QRSAM, was test-fired at 11.05 am from a mobile truck-based launch unit at complex 3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, DRDO sources said.
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, they said.
2 missiles have been tested against two live targets meeting complete mission objectives of engaging the targets. The systems have been tested in final configuration with RADAR mounted on a vehicle & missiles on the launcher. @DRDO_India @indiatvnews pic.twitter.com/pjPCs364Wp— Manish Prasad (@manishindiatv) August 4, 2019
The systems are equipped with indigenously developed Phased array radar, Inertial Navigation System, Data Link & RF seeker.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. On February 26, 2019, two rounds of trials were successfully carried out on the same day. The system is being developed for Indian Army with search and track on move capability with very short reaction time.
The two missiles were tested for different altitude and conditions. The test flights had successfully demonstrated their aerodynamics, propulsion, structural performance and high manoeuvring capabilities, the sources added.
Honourable Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has congratulated Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and Industries on the significant milestone achieved.