New Delhi: Second successful test of the ‘Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile’ (QRSAM), capable of hitting as an aerial target from land, was conducted in just five days. Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), on this accomplishment.
DRDO conducted a test of the QRSAM from the Balasore base on Tuesday. The test was conducted using a mobile launcher. Before this, the DRDO had tested QRSAM on 13th November. Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh complimented the DRDO saying ‘Congratulations to DRDO for the consecutive successful tests! The strength of the Radar and the missile was demonstrated on 13th November, by hitting the target accurately. Whereas, during the test conducted today, QRSAM satisfied all the prescribed criteria.’ This missile system has a special radar system onboard. Therefore, this missile can hit a target in the air, up to 30 kilometres away, with high precision. QRSAM missiles were deployed in the Ladakh region, following the India-China conflict in the Galwan Valley. By 2021, this missile will be joining the fleets of the Indian defence forces. Meanwhile, by the end of November, all the three defence forces will be carrying out tests of the BrahMos supersonic missile, in the Indian Ocean. The tests attain vital importance against the background of the rising tension with China.