India successfully test fires QRSAM missile off Odisha coast
Bhubaneswar: Amidst tension with Pakistan reaching peak after Indian Air Force (IAF) raids in Pak occupied Kashmir (PoK) in the wee hours today, India today successfully test fired short range Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) off Odisha coast today.
The short range missile was launched from a canister mounted on a rotatable truck-based launch unit at Chandipur Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore.
Informing on the test, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) congratulated its scientists associated with the project latter in the day.
Notably, QRSAM has been indigenously developed by India to replace the ‘Akash’ missile defence system which now obsolete. The missile has 360-degree coverage, light weight, high mobility and shorter second reaction time as compared to ‘Akash’. It also uses solid fuel propellant and has a stated range of strike range of 25-30 km with capability of hitting multiple targets.
In most suitable technical advantage, the missile which has been test fired today is capable of hitting the low flying objects.