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DRDO successfully test-fires Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile system

The missile is canisterised for transportation a launched using a mobile launcher capable to carrying 6 canisterised missiles.

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Guwahati: The Defence Research and Development and Organisation (DRDO), carried out a successful test of Quick reaction to Air Missile system on Friday. The missile hit its target directly during its test.

The missile launch took place from ITR Chandipur at 3.50 pm off the Odisha coast. The missile is propelled by a single-stage solid-propellant rocket motor and uses all indigenous subsystems.

DRDO from its Twitter handle informed about the successful test.

The missile is canisterised for transportation a launched using a mobile launcher capable to carrying 6 canisterised missiles, the defence ministry said in a release.

All QRSAM weapon system elements like Battery Multifunction Radar, Battery Surveillance Radar, Battery Command Post Vehicle and Mobile Launcher were deployed in the flight test.

The system is capable of detecting and tracking targets on the move and engaging target with short halts. The system is designed to give air defence coverage against strike columns of the Indian Army.

The missile system is fully indigenous with active RF Seekers, Electro-Mechanical Actuation (EMA) systems sourced from various industries. The Radar is four-walled Active Phased Array Radar. All range Tracking stations, Radar, EOTs and Telemetry Stations monitored the flight parameters.