India on Thursday carried out six profitable fight-tests of Fast Response Floor to Air Missile (QRSAM) system from Built-in Check Vary (ITR) Chandipur off the Odisha coast. The take a look at was collectively carried out by the Indian Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Military as a part of analysis trials. The situations included lengthy vary medium altitude, quick vary, excessive altitude manoeuvring goal, low radar signature with receding and crossing goal and salvo launch with two missiles fired in fast succession. The flight-tests have been carried out towards high-speed aerial targets mimicking numerous varieties of threats to judge the potential of the weapon techniques beneath completely different situations.

The system efficiency was additionally evaluated beneath night time operation situations. These exams have been carried out within the ultimate deployment configuration consisting of all indigenously-developed sub-systems, together with the missile with indigenous Radio Frequency (RF) seeker, cell launcher, totally automated command and management system, surveillance and multi-function Radars. The system is now prepared for induction into the Indian Military following the profitable sequence of trials. Knowledge captured by vary devices like telemetry, radar and Electro Optical Monitoring Techniques (EOTS) have been used to substantiate the system efficiency. It will possibly function on the transfer with search and observe functionality and hearth on quick halt.


Fast Response Floor to Air Missile (QRSAM) of the DRDO, efficiently flight examined from ITR Chandipur.

Fast Response Floor-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) is a missile developed by the Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation (DRDO), Bharat Electronics Restricted and Bharat Dynamics Restricted for the Indian Military, meant for safeguarding transferring armoured columns from aerial assaults. It’s a compact and extremely cell air defence system system mounted on Ashok Leyland Defence Techniques 8×8 truck, designed to supply 360 diploma defence protection. QRSAM has a completely automated Command and Management System. The missile system possesses two four-walled radars each of which embody a 360-degree protection, particularly, the Energetic Array Battery Surveillance Radar and the Energetic Array Battery Multifunction Radar, aside from the launcher whereas Laser proximity fuze ensures that missile can’t be jammed.

The QRSAM has a most vary of 30 km (19 mi) and may intercept targets flying at 10 km (6.2 mi) altitude. Every launcher has 6 missiles and may goal 6 completely different targets. The QRSAM has digital counter-countermeasure capabilities to stay resistant to jamming. The one-staged missile utilized by the system is propelled utilizing stable propellants. The missile is provided with a midcourse inertial navigation system with a two-way knowledge hyperlink and a DRDO-developed terminal lively radar seeker. The missile has laser proximity fuze developed by Devices Analysis and Improvement Institution, to extend accuracy and reduces its susceptibility to jamming.[16] The system has the potential to go looking and observe targets whereas transferring.