India’s QRSAM successfully test fired off Odisha coast

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.

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