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India test-fires Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile

A February 26 photo of the Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile being test-fired from ITR Chandipur in Balasore district of Odisha.

A February 26 photo of the Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile being test-fired from ITR Chandipur in Balasore district of Odisha.   | Photo Credit: PTI

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

The Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) on Sunday successfully test-fired the indigenously developed Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur.

“Two 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 and missiles on the launcher,” the Defence Ministry said in a statement. 

Multiple capabilities

The missiles with many state-of-the-art technologies engaged the targets at different ranges and altitudes, the Ministry stated.

The system is being developed for the Army with search and track on move capability with very short reaction time. 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 at ITR Chandipur, the statement added.

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