DRDO, Indian Army successfully complete six flight-tests of QRSAM system

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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Army successfully test-fired six flights of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) System from the Integrated Test Area, Chandipur off the Odisha coast on September 8.


  • The flight tests were conducted by the Indian Army as part of the evaluation trials.
  • The flight tests were carried out on high speed targets. 

  • These targets were designed for the type of actual threat, in order to assess the capability of the weapon systems in a variety of situations.

  • This included long-range and medium-altitude targets, short-range targets, high-altitude targets, and targets that were not easily detectable on radar.

  • The evaluation found the weapon system and its excellent guidance and control to be accurate.

  • The performance of the system was also confirmed by telemetry, radar and electro-optical tracking systems developed by ITR.

QRSAM weapon system :

  • It is a short-range Surface to Air Missile (SAM) system.

  • It is primarily designed and developed by the DRDO to provide a protective shield to the moving armoured columns of the Army from aerial attacks.

  • This weapon system can operate when moving with search and track capability, and can fire at short halts.


Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) :

  • It is a premier defence research and development agency under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

  • It aims to make India self-reliant in critical defence technology and systems.

  • It was set up in 1958.

  • Headquarters - New Delhi 

  • Chairman - Samir V Kamat

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