DRDO surface to air quick reaction missile shoots down aerial target in latest test

India successfully test-fired a quick-reactive surface-to-air missile (QRSAM) system for the second time within four days on Tuesday, destroying it with precise targets on air targets. Defense sources said the test was conducted at around 3.42 pm from the Integrated Testing Center (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha.

He said that unmanned aerial targets were targeted in the test. An ITR statement said the radars tracked the target far enough away and monitored it until the mission computer automatically fired the missile. Continuous guidance provided via radar data link.

The statement said that the QRSAM system used indigenously developed subsystems. All standards of testing were fully achieved and this was done in the presence of military officers. The first QRSAM system was tested on 13 November.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the scientists of Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on the successful test of QRSAM. DRDO Chairman G Satish Reddy congratulated the entire team working on the QRSAM project for the second successful test.



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