Balasore: Amidst high tensions with Pakistan, India today successfully test fired Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) from a test range at Chandipur off Odisha coast.
The indigenously developed surface-to-air missile QRSAM was tested from launch pad-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 11.00 am.
Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the missile has a strike range of 25 km to 30 km and has a capability of engaging multiple targets. The sleek and highly mobile air defence system has been developed for the Indian Army.
The QRSAM is an all-weather, all-terrain missile with electronic counter measures against jamming by aircraft radars.
This was the second test-fire of the missile in this year from Chandipur in Odisha’s Balasore district.
Earlier, the surface-to-air missile was tested successfully on Feb 26, 2019. It was test fired from a rotatable truck-based launch unit at Chandipur.
The missile was first tested on June 4, 2017. The second test-fire was conducted successfully on July 3, 2017.