India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test-fired its indigenously-developed Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM).
The missile was test fired from a rotatable truck-based launch unit positioned at the Chandipur test range in Odisha’s Balasore district.
Smt @nsitharaman congratulates @DRDO_India and the Defence Industry for successful test-firing of two indigenously-developed Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missiles(QRSAM). The missile have radars with search on move capability. The project was sanctioned by the govt in July 2014. pic.twitter.com/qZIjirM9FQ
— Raksha Mantri (@DefenceMinIndia) February 26, 2019
The QRSAM is being developed by DRDO in association with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). The program is led by DRDO’s Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL).
The missile is all-weather, all-terrain missile with electronic counter measures against jamming by aircraft radars. 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.
The first test firing of the missile took place on June 4, 2017. This was followed by the second successful test on July 3, 2017. On Dec. 22, the missile was test fired for the third time and the fourth test took place on Oct. 8, 2018.