Bhubaneswar: India successfully flight tested the ‘Rudram’ Anti-Radiation Missile from a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft on Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha on Friday.
The RUDRAM is first indigenous anti-radiation missile of the country for Indian Air Force (IAF), being developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
“The missile is integrated on SU-30 Mk1 fighter aircraft as the launch platform, having capability of varying ranges based on launch conditions. It has INS-GPS navigation with Passive Homing Head for the final attack. The RUDRAM hit the radiation target with pin-point accuracy, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.
“The Passive Homing Head can detect, classify and engage targets over a wide band of frequencies as programmed. The missile is a potent weapon for IAF for Suppression of Enemy Air Defence effectively from large stand-off ranges, ” it added.
Anti-radiation missiles are designed for use against enemy’s radars.
With this, the country has established indigenous capability to develop long range air launched anti-radiation missiles for neutralising enemy Radars, communication sites and other RF emitting targets.
Earlier this month, the DRDO tested the anti-submarine weapon system, in a boost to naval warfare capabilities.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took to Twitter to congratulate DRDO for the test.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) October 9, 2020