DRDO successfully tests quick reaction missile-The Hindu (PG-09)-24-12-2019

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The Defence Research and Development Organisation has successfully conducted twin tests of the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur off the Odisha coast.

The QRSAM weapon system, which operates on the move, comprises fully automated command and control, active array battery multi-function radar and launcher.

Both the radars are four-walled having 360-degree coverage with search on move and track on move capability.

This missile is an all-weather, all-terrain surface-to-air missile equipped 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 single-staged missile utilized by the system is propelled using solid propellants.

The missile is equipped with a mid-course inertial navigation system with a two-way data link and a DRDO-developed terminal active seeker.

The system has the capability to search and track targets while moving.

QRSAM is a compact weapon system and is mobile.

It is expected to be ready for induction by 2021.

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