India test-fires Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM)
India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test-fired its indigenously-developed Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM), DefPost reports. The missile was test-fired from a rotatable truck-based launch unit positioned at the Chandipur test range in Odisha’s Balasore district.
QSRAM test fire (Picture source: DRDO)
The first test firing of the missile took place on June 4, 2017. This was followed by the second successful test on July 3, 2017. On Dec. 22, the missile was test fired for the third time and the fourth test took place on Oct. 8, 2018.
The QRSAM is being developed by DRDO in association with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). The program is led by DRDO’s Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL). The missile is all-weather, all-terrain missile with electronic counter measures against jamming by aircraft radars. The missile can be mounted on a truck and is stored in a canister. QRSAM uses solid-fuel propellant and has a range of 25-30 km.