Updated: November 18, 2020 1:04:52 am
A second consecutive successful trial of the indigenously developed Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) was conducted by the DRDO, this time proving the performance parameters of the missile warhead.
Earlier trial was conducted on November 13, in which the missile had achieved a milestone direct hit on to a pilotless target aircraft at medium range and medium altitude. The test on Tuesday was conducted once again to strike down a high performance Jet Unmanned Aerial Target called Banshee, which simulates an aircraft. It was conducted around 3.40 pm from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha. The system has been designed for induction into the Indian Army and has a range of 25 to 30 kilometers.
QRSAM is a short range Surface to Air Missile (SAM) system, primarily designed and developed by DRDO to provide a protective shield to the moving armoured columns of the Army from enemy aerial attacks. The current series of tests are said to be a crucial step towards the induction of the missile system in the Indian Army. After one of its prior successful tests in December…