India successfully tests QRSAM for Army induction

India’s DRDO successfully flight-tested two Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha today.

Chandipur (Balasore, Odisha): India today successfully flight-tested indigenous Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (or QRSAM) against live targets, validating the technology.

India’s Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) tested the missiles against an aerial target, this time a Meggitt‘s Banshee target drone for aerial target practice, from the Integrated Test Range here.

DRDO’s QRSAM being fired from a launcher at the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur.

Two missiles, developed by DRDO, were tested against two live targets meeting complete mission objectives of engaging the targets. QRSAM, with many latest technologies, engaged the targets at different ranges and altitudes, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement, but did not give specifics.

The statement also said:

  • The systems have been tested in final configuration with radar mounted on a vehicle and missiles on the launcher.
  • The systems are equipped with indigenously-developed Phased array radar, Inertial Navigation System, Data Link and Radio Frequency seeker.
  • The entire mission was captured by various Electro Optical Tracking Systems, Radar Systems and Telemetry Systems.
India’s indigenous technologies are integrated on the QRSAM developed for the Army.

The system is being developed for Indian Army with search-and-track-on-move capability with very short reaction time.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated the DRDO and the Indian industries on achieving the significant milestone.

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