Chandipur (Odisha): The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has carried out a successful test of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system. The test was carried out on Friday, and the missile hit its target during the test itself. The missile was launched from ITR Chandipur at 3.50 PM off the Odisha coast.
The missile is set in motion by a single-stage solid-propellant rocket motor and uses all indigenous subsystems. The missile is canisterised for transportation and it is launched using a mobile launcher capable of carrying six canisterised missiles.
In the flight test, all QRSAM weapon system elements including Battery Multifunction Radar, Battery Command Post Vehicle, Battery Surveillance Radar, and Mobile Launcher were deployed. The QRSAM system is capable of detecting and tracking targets on the move and engaging target with short halts.
The radar tracked the target from the farthest range. The missile was launched when the target was within the kill zone. Due to which, the missile could directly hit its target during the test. Various DRDO labs like DRDL, RCI, LRDE, R&DE(E), IRDE, ITR have participated in the test.
The missile system is fully indigenous as it has 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, EOTs, Radar, and Telemetry Stations monitored the flight parameters.