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Watch video: Indian Army and DRDO successfully test-fires quick reaction surface to air missile system

On Thursday ,Indian Army and DRDO successfully test-fires quick reaction surface to air missile system.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Thursday, Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has completed 6 successful flight tests of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSam) made of indigenous technology. This Test DRDO has done together with the Indian Army.

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This flight has done by the Indian Army under the Test Assessment Test. These are all successful Test Integrated Test Range (ITR) From Chandipur. The flight tests were carried out against high-speed aerial targets mimicking various types of aerial threats to evaluate the capability of the weapon systems under different scenarios including long-range medium altitude, short-range high, altitude maneuvering target, low radar signature with receding and crossing target, and salvo launch with two missiles fired in quick succession.

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This is a huge success for the Indian Army and DRDO. These tests have been done under the final result. All its sub-systems have been made in India including indigenous missile RF Seeker, mobile launcher, fully automated command and control system, surveillance equipment and multi-role radar.

The specialty of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) is that it is capable of locating and tracking weapon systems. It can also be fired from short halt. This has been proved by earlier tests. The DRDO said that during these tests, all the mission objectives were met establishing pin-point accuracy of the QRSAM weapon system with state-of-the-art guidance and control algorithms including the warhead chain.

The uniqueness of the QRSAM weapon system is that it can operate on the move with search and track capability and fire on a short halt. QRSAM has a fully automated Command and Control System. The missile system possesses two four-array radars, both of which encompass a 360-degree coverage, namely, the Active Array Battery Surveillance Radar and the Active Array Battery Multifunction Radar, apart from the launcher. It also possesses a laser proximity fuse immune to jamming.

These tests were conducted in the final deployment configuration consisting of all indigenously developed sub-systems including the missile with indigenous RF seeker, mobile launElectro-Optical Tracking Systemscher, fully automated command and control system, surveillance and multi-function Radars.

The system’s performance has been confirmed from the data captured by several Range instruments like Telemetry, Radar and Electro-Optical Tracking Systems (EOTS) deployed by ITR. The QRSAM has a maximum range of 30 km (19 mi) and can intercept targets flying at 10 km (6.2 mi) altitude. According to DRDO, currently the QRSAM has 90% indigenous component, which is projected to increase 99% incrementally. The QRSAM Weapon System is being inducted into the Indian Army.

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