India has successfully test-fired its indigenously developed Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air (QRSAM) short range missile.
The missile was test-fired at about 11.30 am from a truck-mounted canister launcher from launch complex-3 at the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur in the state of Odisha. The missile was developed by India’s state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
The missile has the capability of engaging multiple targets and has a strike range of 25 km to 30 km. Designed to be a quick reaction missile, it involves an all- weather weapon system capable of tracking and firing.
All the technologies and sub-systems incorporated in the sophisticated missile have performed well, meeting all mission requirements, DRDO sources said. Radars, electro-optical systems, telemetry systems and other stations have tracked the missile and monitored all parameters and the test met all the objectives, the sources added.
Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley congratulated DRDO on the successful trial of QRSAM and said it is an important milestone in the indigenous surface-to-air missiles (SAM) development.
The launch was the second developmental trial of the advanced missile against an aerial target. The first test launch of the missile was conducted on June 4, 2017 from the same base.