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The Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the Odisha coast, on December 23, 2019.

India successfully test-fired Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile

Balasore:23/12/19:India on Monday successfully test-fired Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) from a test range off the Odisha coast.

The sophisticated all-weather missile was test-fired from launch pad-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur at around 11.48 am, sources said.

Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) is a missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in association with Bharat Electronics Limited and Bharat Dynamics Limited for the Indian Army.

The missile has a strike range of 25 km to 30 km. It uses solid-fuel propellant and has the capability of engaging multiple targets.

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. The test was conducted from Chandipur, Odisha.

The missiles with many states of the art technologies have engaged the targets at different ranges and altitudes. The systems are equipped with indigenously developed phased array radar, Inertial Navigation System, Data Link and RF seeker.

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