Bhubaneswar: India today successfully test fired short-range Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) off Odisha coast on Tuesday.
According to reports, the QRSAM missile was launched from a canister mounted on a rotatable truck-based launch unit at Chandipur Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) also congratulated its scientists associated with the project for the successful launch.
QRSAM has been indigenously developed by India as a replacement of the ‘Akash’ missile defence system. The missile is all-weather, an all-terrain missile with electronic counter measures against jamming by aircraft radars.
Mounted on a truck and stored in a canister, QRSAM uses solid-fuel propellant and has a range of 25-30 km. It can hit low-flying objects accurately.