HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) accurately tracked the hovering target for the second time
  • The test was conducted today at Chadipur, off the coast of Odisha at 15:42 hours
  • The performance was pulled out against Jet Unmanned Aerial Target called Banshee

The Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile was tested on 17th November 2020 for the second time at Chadipur, off the coast of Odisha at 15:42 hours. The trial was done against Jet Unmanned Arial Target, which was successfully tracked and neutralized by QRSAM.

The radar picked up the tracking of the target from the long-range and continued so till the computer launched the missile. Radar DAta Link was used to provide constant guidance. The missile had to enter the terminal active homing guidance for it to attain proximity to the target and operate the warhead activation.

The deployment configuration of the system including Launcher, Automated Command, and Control System, Surveillance System, and Multi-Functional Radars was thoroughly checked for the flight trial. Entirely indigenous subsystems have been used to develop the QRSAM weapon system.

The objective of the test was achieved in the presence of its users from the Indian Army. The complete data of the trial and its established performance were recorded by Radar, Telemetry, and Electro-Optical Sensors which were deployed with QRSAM. The trial witnessed many participation like ARDE and R&DE(E) Pune, LRDE Bengaluru, and IRDE Dehradun along with Missile Complex Laboratories of Hyderabad.

The QRSAM was already been tested once before on 13th November 2020, which proved its accuracy hit at one go, the second one established the performance framework of the warhead. The trial was commended by Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, and he congratulated DRDO scientists. Dr G Satheesh Reddy, the Secretary at DDR&D and the CHairman of DRDO also applauded the QRSAM Team on its success.

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