New Delhi: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Army have successfully carried out 6 flight tests of the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM). This test was done from the Chandipur Integrated Test Range near the Odisha coast. This is the evaluation trial of the Indian Army, the DRDO said on Thursday as reported by news agency PTI.
#WATCH | DRDO & Indian Army have successfully completed 6 flight tests of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system from Integrated Test Range (ITR) Chandipur, off the Odisha Coast. The flight tests have been conducted as part of evaluation trials by Indian Army: DRDO pic.twitter.com/IB5eF23jkC
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This test was carried out on different types of high-speed aerial targets. Targets such as long-range medium altitude, short-range, high-altitude maneuvering targets, low radar signature and salvo launch missile fire were included. These tests were carried out both during the day and at night.
“During these tests, all the mission objectives were met establishing pin-point accuracy of the weapon system with state-of-the-art guidance and control algorithms, including warhead chain,” the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said in a statement.
During these trials, all mission objectives were accomplished with state-of-the-art guidance and control algorithms including warhead chains to establish pin-point accuracy of the weapon system. The performance of the system has been confirmed from the data captured by multiple range instruments like Telemetry, Radar, and Electro-Optical Tracking System (EOTS) deployed by ITR, it said.
Senior officers of DRDO and the Indian Army took part in this test. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO and the Indian Army on the successful test. He expressed confidence that the QRSAM weapon system will prove to be a strong enhancer of the army.
The Secretary, Department of Defense Research and Development and Chairman, DRDO congratulated the teams involved in the successful series of trials and said that this weapon system is now ready to be inducted into the Indian Army.
(With PTI Inputs)