As India surpasses new benchmarks with indigenous defence capabilities, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday successfully test-fired Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) System as it achieved a major milestone by directly hitting the target at a medium-range & medium altitude. The launch of QRSAM was conducted at 3.50 PM from ITR Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. Various DRDO labs such as DRDL, RCI, LRDE, R&DE(E), IRDE, ITR were a part of the test.
According to the statement, the target i.e. Banshee Pilotless aircraft tracked from the farthest range and missile was launched when the target was within kill zone, achieving the direct hit with terminal active homing by RF Seeker guidance.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Secretary DD R&D & Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy congratulated DRDO Scientists for the achievement. The statement added that the missile system is fully indigenous with active RF Seekers, Electro-Mechanical Actuation (EMA) systems sourced from various industries.
Just days back, DRDO successfully test fired new versions of pinaka Rockets system from the same testing location in Odisha. A total of six rockets were launched in quick succession, meeting “complete mission objectives”. The premier defence research agency has been instrumental in strengthening the Indian Armed Forces and Defence capabilities.