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Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile system

  • IASbaba
  • September 10, 2022
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In News: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Army have successfully completed six flight-tests of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system.

  • All the mission objectives were met establishing pin-point accuracy of the weapon system with state-of-the-art guidance and control algorithms including warhead chain.

Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system

  • It is a short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system.
  • Designed and developed by DRDO to provide a protective shield to moving armoured columns of the Army from enemy aerial attacks.
  • QRSAM is a canister-based system – stored and operated from specially designed compartments.
  • The system is capable of detecting and tracking targets on the move and engaging targets with short halts.

  • Can operate on the move with search and track capability & fire on short halt
  • The entire weapon system has been configured on mobile and is capable of providing air defence on the move.
  • 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 and has a mid-course inertial navigation system with two-way data link and terminal active seeker developed indigenously by DRDO.

Source: PIB

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) With reference to the Agni-IV Missile, which of the following statement(s) is/are correct? (2014)

  1. It is a surface-to-surface missile.
  2. It is fuelled by liquid propellant only.
  3. It can deliver a one-tonne nuclear warhead about 7500 km away.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

 

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