India on Sunday test-fired a sophisticated all-weather and all-terrain Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) from a test range in Odisha.
The state-of-the-art missile has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the India Army.
#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
The air defence system, QRSAM, was test-fired at 11.05 am from a mobile truck-based launch unit at complex 3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here, DRDO sources said.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also took to Twitter to congratulate the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on their massive success
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— रक्षा मंत्री कार्यालय/ RMO India (@DefenceMinIndia) August 4, 2019
The all-weather and all-terrain missile, which can be mounted on a truck and stored in a canister, is equipped with electronic countermeasures against jamming by aircraft radars, they said.
QRSAM uses solid-fuel propellant and has a range of 25-30 km, the sources said. The first trial of the QSRAM was conducted on June 4, 2017. On February 26, 2019, two rounds of trials were successfully carried out on the same day.
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, the sources added.