Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 4:
India today successfully test fired Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QR-SAM) from the launch complex-1 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha.
According to reports, the indigenous missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher vehicle at 12.39 pm.
This is for the first time QR-SAM was being test fired. This comes two day after nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile was test-fired from here.
Notably, QR-SAM is a truck-mounted from where canisters are fitted with a 360 degree rotatable, electro-mechanically operated, turret-based launch unit. It is capable of launching canisterised missiles from uneaven grounds with slopes of upto 5 degrees.
The automatic high speed development system can hit the targets at ranges of about 30 km with two vehicle configuration for Area Air Defence.