Defence minister Arun Jaitley congratulated the DRDO on the successful trial.
Balasore (Odisha): India on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed quick reaction surface-to-air short range missile (QRSAM), which has a capability of engaging multiple targets, from a test range along the Odisha coast.
The missile developed by DRDO was test-fired at about 11.30 am from from launch complex-3 at the integrated test range at Chandipur near here.
“All technologies and subsystems incorporated in the missile performed well, meeting all the mission requirements. All the radars, electro optical systems, telemetry systems and other stations have tracked the missile and monitored all the parameters. The missile test met all the objectives,” a DRDO official said after the successful flight-test .
The QRSAM is a quick reaction, all-weather and network-centric search-on-the-move missile system. It can engage multiple targets at a range of about 30 km with two vehicle configuration for area air defence.
The QRSAM is also a truck-mounted missile system and it has a 360° rotatable, electro-mechanically operated, turret-based launch unit. Defence Research and Development Laboratory director M.S.R. Prasad, Research Centre Imarat director BHVS N. Murthy and integrated test range director B.K. Das monitored the launch operation.
Defence minister Arun Jaitley congratulated the DRDO on the successful trial and said it is an important milestone in the indigenous surface to air missiles development.