DRDO tests QRSAM (missile) successfully
On December 23, 2019, the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) test fired the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) successfully. The test was conducted at the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, Odisha.
The missile was tested in its deployment mode. It intercepted a target in mid-air meeting the mission’s objectives successfully. The entire launch was monitored by Range radar systems, ground telemetry systems and electro optical tracking system.
The weapon system of the missile that was tested has active array battery surveillance radar, automated command and control system, active array battery multifunction radar. The system is mounted with 2 radars that provide 360-degree coverage.
The missile was also designed with single stage propulsion, a navigation system with 2-way data link that were developed by DRDO.
The QRSAM is a missile developed by DRDO along with Bharat Electronics Limited for the Indian army. In 2007, the proposal of QRSAM was launched as a replacement for Osa-AK and Kvadrat missile systems. The first testing of QRSAM was conducted in 2017.
Previously, the QRSAM missile testing was conducted in August 2019.