India efficiently test-fired the “Rudram” Anti-Radiation Missile, developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), from a Sukhoi-30 fighter plane off the east coast immediately.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took to Twitter to congratulate DRDO and different stakeholders for the check’s success.
“The New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (Rudram-1) which is India’s first indigenous anti-radiation missile developed by DRDO for Indian Air Force was tested successfully today at ITR, Balasore. Congratulations to DRDO and other stakeholders for this remarkable achievement,” the Defence Minister tweeted.
The New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (Rudram-1) which is India’s first indigenous anti-radiation missile developed by @DRDO_India for Indian Air Force was examined efficiently immediately at ITR,Balasore. Congratulations to DRDO & different stakeholders for this exceptional achievement.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) October 9, 2020
As per the official assertion, Rudram is the nation’s first indigenous Anti Radiation missile for Indian Air Force, being developed by DRDO, and is built-in on SU-30 MkI fighter plane because the launch platform, having the aptitude of various ranges primarily based on launch circumstances.
“It has INS-GPS navigation with Passive Homing Head for the final attack. The RUDRAM hit the radiation target with pinpoint accuracy. The Passive Homing Head can detect, classify and engage targets over a wide band of frequencies as programmed,” it mentioned.
The assertion added that the missile is a potent weapon for the Indian Air Force for suppression of enemy air defence successfully from massive standoff ranges.
“With this, the country has established indigenous capability to develop long-range air-launched anti-radiation missiles for neutralising enemy radars, communication sites and other RF emitting targets,” the assertion mentioned.
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