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Flight test of QRSAM conducted successfully

Updated: November 18, 2020 10:01 am
The second flight test of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile System (QRSAM) was successfully conducted yesterday from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha. The first in the series test of QRSAM took place on 13th of this month. Flight test was carried out against the high performance Jet Unmanned Aerial Target called Banshee, which simulates an aircraft.

The Radars acquired the target from a long range and tracked it till the mission computer automatically launched the missile. Continuous guidance was provided through Radar data link. Missile entered the terminal active homing guidance and reached the target close enough for proximity operation of warhead activation.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO for the back to back successful test trials of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile. In a tweet, Mr Singh said first launch test on 13th November proved the Radar and Missile capabilities with direct hit while today’s test demonstrated the warhead performance on proximity detection.

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