Chandipur: Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) was today successfully test fired from ITR Chandipur off Odisha coast. The missile hit a ‘Banshee’ pilotless target aircraft at medium range and medium altitude.
QRSAM is propelled by a single stage solid propellant rocket motor and uses all indigenous subsystems. The missile is canisterised for transportation and launch using a mobile launcher capable of carrying 6 canisterised missiles.
All QRSAM weapon system elements like Battery Multifunction Radar, Battery Surveillance Radar, Battery Command Post Vehicle and Mobile Launcher were deployed in the flight test. The system is capable of detecting and tracking targets on the move and engaging target with short halts. The system is designed to give air defence coverage against strike columns of Indian Army.
The radar tracked the ‘Banshee’ target from farthest range and missile was launched when target was within kill zone and achieved the direct hit with terminal active homing by RF Seeker guidance.