Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) on 4 August 2019 successfully flight-tested its state-of-the-art Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles (QRSAM) against live aerial targets from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur. Two missiles, developed by DRDO, 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.


 

What
  1. The systems have been tested in final configuration with RADAR mounted on a vehicle & missiles on the launcher.
  2. The systems are equipped with indigenously-developed Phased array radar, Inertial Navigation System, Data Link & RF seeker.
  3. The entire mission was captured by various Electro Optical Tracking Systems, Radar Systems and Telemetry Systems.
  4. The system is being developed for Indian Army with search and track on move capability with very short reaction time.
  5. 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.
  6. On February 26, 2019, two rounds of trials were successfully carried out on the same day.
  7. 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.
  8. The development comes two months after the Indian Air Force successfully test-fired the aerial version of the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile from a Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft.
Flashback
  1. Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) is a missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in association with Bharat Electronics Limited and Bharat Dynamics Limited for the Indian Army.
  2. The missile is all-weather, all-terrain missile with electronic counter measures against jamming by aircraft radars. 
  3. The missile can be mounted on a truck and is stored in a canister. QRSAM uses solid-fuel propellant and has a range of 25-30 km.

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