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DRDO Successfully Tests Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile

Staff Correspondent

Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) on Sunday successfully test-fired Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) air defence system from Balasore flight test range. The two missiles were tested for different altitude and conditions.

The missile, with a strike range of 25 kms, is being developed by the DRDO for the Indian Army. The all-weather, all-terrain missile with electronic counter-measures against jamming by enemy aircraft can be mounted on a truck and stored in a canister. Two tests were successfully conducted earlier this year, on February 26.

The test flights assessed the control, aerodynamics, propulsion, structural performance, and high maneuvering capabilities thus proving the design configuration. “Radars, electro-optical systems, telemetry, and other stations have tracked the missiles and monitored through the entire flights. All the mission objectives have been met,” an official statement had said then.

The missile was first tested on June 2017, with the second test on July 3, 2017. India is upgrading its air defence system while developing several indigenously while also simultaneously procuring foreign rockets. On May 27, DRDO had successfully tested a new version of Akash surface-to-air missile.