QRSAM by DRDO -All you need to know
India recently successfully test fired indigenously developed Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) missile developed by DRDO. The air defence system, QRSAM, was test fired from a rotatable truck-based launch unit at Chandipur in Odisha's Balasore district. QRSAM has already been tested four times in the past two tests conducted in 2017 and two of the rest undertaken on the same day this year, and the missile cleared all the analysis. In this post, we will see all the critical features of the rocket and how it will be used to be the armed forces.
So, let's begin
- Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) is a missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in association with Bharat Electronics Limited and Bharat Dynamics Limited for the Indian Army.
- The missile as the name suggests is quick in response and used at the front as well as the last line of support by the armed forces.
- QRSAM is all-weather, an all-terrain missile with electronic countermeasures against jamming by aircraft radars.
- The QRSAM missile mounted on a truck, and this will provide better mobility.
- QRSAM uses solid-fuel propellant and has a range of 25-30 km.
How is QRSAM better than Akash aerial defence system?
- The QRSAM missiles are light in weight and are easy to carry during the war as compared to the later part, and therefore the number of weapons can be brought to the battlefield is increased.
- The reaction time of QRSAM is concise compared to the Akash missile and scores a plus point for that.
- QRSAM are more useful for low flying aerial targets like the drones and cruise missile.
- These quick reaction missiles are cheaper and are capable of causing immense damage and is an altogether better alternative over Akash missile.
These were some of the critical features of the all-new QRSAM.
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