DRDO successfully test-fires 2 quick reaction surface-to-air missiles
"According to an official statement, two missiles 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
Odisha: India successfully on Sunday initiated back-to-back two flight tests of its state-of-the-art quick-reaction surface-to-air missiles (QRSAM) against live aerial targets from a base in Odisha. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired the two missiles from the integrated test range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha.
#WATCH Odisha: DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) today successfully flight tested Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) air defence system at Balasore flight test range. pic.twitter.com/k7p65nocEH— ANI (@ANI) August 4, 2019
"Two missiles 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," an official statement informed.
The entire mission was captured by various electro-optical tracking systems, telemetry systems and radar systems. The all-weather and all-terrain QRSAM system has been developed for the Army, with search and track on the move capability having a very short reaction time. Rajnath Singh, the Defence Minister congratulated the DRDO on achieving the significant milestone, the statement added. "The systems are equipped with indigenously-developed phased array radar, inertial navigation system, data link and RF seeker."
RM Shri @rajnathsingh has congratulated Team @DRDO_India on successful flight test of state of the art Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile QRSAM at Balasore against live aerial targets meeting all mission objectives. It is a significant advancement in India’s Missile Tech Prog. pic.twitter.com/w1F6gxjxnJ— à¤°à¤Âà¥Âà¤·à¤¾ à¤®à¤Âà¤¤à¥Âà¤°à¥Â à¤Âà¤¾à¤°à¥Âà¤¯à¤¾à¤²à¤¯/ RMO India (@DefenceMinIndia) August 4, 2019
The missile can be mounted on a truck and stored in a canister and is also equipped with electronic countermeasures against jamming by aircraft radars, defence sources informed. QRSAM uses solid-fuel propellant and has a range of 25-30 km, the sources said. The first trial of the quick reaction surface-to-air missiles was conducted on June 4, 2017, they added and on February 26, 2019, two rounds of trials were successfully carried out on the same day.
India successfully test-fires its all weather tracked-chassis Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile, #QRSAM at launch complex III of Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Odisha. pic.twitter.com/GxpOS0BisK— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) August 4, 2019
The two missiles were tested for different conditions and altitude. The test flights had successfully demonstrated their high manoeuvring capability, propulsion, aerodynamics and structural performance, the sources added.
With inputs from PTI
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