Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile System successfully test-fired
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Defence & Security
- Recently, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile system (QRSAM).
- QRSAM is a canister-based system.
- It means that it is stored and operated from specially designed compartments.
- In the canister, the inside environment is controlled, thus along with making its transport and storage easier, the shelf life of weapons also improves significantly.
- The system is capable of detecting and tracking targets on the move and engaging targets with short halts.
- It is a short range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system.
- It is primarily designed and developed by DRDO to provide a protective shield to moving armoured columns of the Army from enemy aerial attacks.
- The entire weapon system has been configured on a mobile and is capable of providing air defence on the move.
- It has been designed for induction into the Army.
Do you know?
- It has a range of 25 to 30 km.
- It also consists of two radars – Active Array Battery Surveillance Radar and Active Array Battery Multifunction Radar – with one launcher.
- Both radars have 360-degree coverage with “search on move” and “track on move” capabilities.
- The system uses a single stage solid propelled missile.