The Defense Research and Development Organisation has tested the Quick Reaction Surface-To-Air Missile (QR-SAM) today from a facility in Odisha.
This was the second test of the missile in the last five days. The first of these tests took place on 13 November, a day before Diwali.
Today, the missile was test-fired with a live warhead for the first time.
In both these tests, the missile managed to hit and bring down an unmanned target vehicle at medium range and altitude.
The missile has been designed to hit aerial targets at a range of 25-30 kms.
The canisterised missile, manufactured by Bharat Electronics, Bharat Dynamics and Larsen & Toubro, is mounted on a mobile platform to work as a 360-degree shield for moving armoured columns of the Army.
Each missile system has four units — a command and control system, an Active Array Battery Surveillance Radar, an Active Array Battery Multifunction Radar and a launcher. The radars have “track on the move” capability.
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