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DRDO successfully test-fires quick reaction surface-to-air missile

04 July 2017

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) today successfully flight-tested its `Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile' (QRSAM) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, off the Odisha coast.

The test, conducted at 11.30 am today, met all objectives and validated all the technologies and subsystems incorporated in the missile, meeting all the mission requirements.

All the radars, electro optical systems, telemetry systems and other stations have tracked the missile and monitored all the parameters, a DRDO release states, adding, the missile test met all the objectives.

Director DRDL, MSR Prasad, director RCI, BHVSN Murthy and director ITR, BK Das monitored the launch operation in the presence of scientific advisor to defence minister and DG (MSS) G Satheesh Reddy.

Secretary, Department of Defence R&D, S Christopher congratulated scientists on the successful test-firing.

Defence minister Arun Jaitley congratulated DRDO on the successful trial of QRSAM and said it is an important milestone in the indigenous surface-to-air missiles (SAM) development.

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