Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air missiles Current Affairs - 2020
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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.
Tags: Air Defence Systems • Chandipur • Defence Research and Development Organisation • Indian Army • Inertial Navigation System
India has successfully test-fired two indigenously developed Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air missiles (QRSAM) from a test range off the Odisha coast.
QRSAM was test fired from a rotatable truck-based launch unit at Chandipur in Odisha’s Balasore district. The two missiles tested for different altitude and conditions successfully demonstrated robust control, aerodynamics, propulsion, structural performance and high manoeuvring capabilities
Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles
- The missile is an all-weather, all-terrain missile with electronic countermeasures against jamming by aircraft radars.
- QRSAM uses solid-fuel propellant and has a range of 25-30 km.
- QRSAM has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in association with Bharat Electronics Limited and Bharat Dynamics Limited as a replacement to Osa-AK and Kvadrat missile systems.
This was the third test firing of QRSAM. The first test firing was done on June 4, 2017, and the second on July 14, 2018.