India’s Fast Response Floor to Air Missile (QRSAM) System on Friday achieved a significant milestone by a direct hit on to a Banshee Pilotless goal plane at medium vary and medium altitude. The missile launch befell from ITR Chandipur at 3.50 pm off the Odisha Coast.
The missile is propelled by a single-stage solid-propellant rocket motor and makes use of all indigenous subsystems. The missile is canisterised for transportation and launch utilizing a cellular launcher able to carrying six canisterised missiles.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Secretary DD R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy congratulated DRDO Scientists for the achievement.
All QRSAM weapon system parts like Battery Multifunction Radar, Battery Surveillance Radar, Battery Command Publish Car and Cellular Launcher had been deployed within the flight check. The system is able to detecting and monitoring targets on the transfer and interesting goal with brief halts. The system is designed to offer air defence protection towards strike columns of Indian Military.
The radar tracked the Banshee goal from farthest vary and missile was launched when the goal was inside kill zone and achieved the direct hit with terminal energetic homing by RF Seeker steering. Numerous DRDO labs DRDL, RCI, LRDE, R&DE(E), IRDE, ITR have participated within the check.
The weapon system parts have been realized by Defence PSUs BEL, BDL and personal trade L&T. The missile system is totally indigenous with energetic RF Seekers, Electro-Mechanical Actuation (EMA) techniques sourced from numerous industries. The Radar is four-walled Lively Phased Array Radar. All vary Monitoring stations, Radar, EOTs & Telemetry Stations monitored the flight parameters.