Chandipur Current Affairs - 2020
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.
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Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted two back-to-back flight tests of its state of the art Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles (QRSAM) from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur in Odisha. The test was conducted against live aerial targets.
Key Highlights of Test
Two missiles were tested against two live targets and met complete mission objectives of engaging targets.
Entire mission was captured by various Electro Optical Tracking Systems (EOTS), Radar Systems and Telemetry Systems.
Systems have been tested in final configuration with RADAR (radio detection and ranging) mounted on a vehicle & missiles on launcher.
Systems are equipped with indigenously-developed Phased array radar, Inertial Navigation System, Data Link & RF seeker.
Test Result: Two missiles were tested for different altitude and conditions and test flights successfully demonstrated their high manoeuvring capabilities, aerodynamics, propulsion and structural performance.
About Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles (QRSAM)
It is a sophisticated all-weather and all-terrain missile.
Developed By: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for Indian army with search and track on move capability with very short reaction time.
QRSAM uses solid-fuel propellant.
Range: 25-30 km
It can be mounted on a truck and stored in a canister.
It is equipped with electronic counter measures against jamming by aircraft radars.
It has many state of the art technologies with which it can engage targets at different ranges and altitudes.
NOTE: 1st trial of QSRAM was conducted on 4 June 2017 and on 26 February 2019, two rounds of trials were successfully carried out on same day.