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DRDO & Indian Army Successfully Conduct Six Flight-Tests of QRSAM Off Odisha Coast

Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the Indian Army completed six flight tests of the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, on the Odisha Coast, as part of evaluation trials.

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Key points related to QRSAM System

  • QRSAM is a short-range Surface Air Missile (SAM) system, which is designed and developed by the DRDO.
  • The QRSAM aims to provide a protective shield to the moving armored columns of the Army from aerial attacks.
  • The six flight tests were carried out against high-speed aerial targets mimicking various types of threats to evaluate the capability of the QRSAM as a short-range Surface Air Missile (SAM) system.
  • The different threat scenarios include 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.
  • These tests were conducted in the final deployment configuration consisting of all indigenously-developed sub-systems, including the missile with indigenous radio frequency seeker, mobile launcher, fully automatic command and control system, surveillance, and multi-function radars.
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