After Indian-China Commander Level talk, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Successfully test fired all-weather Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air-Missile (QRSAM and is a canister-based system) at the Odisha’s Chandipur Test Fire Range. QRSAM missile will be commissioned in Indian Army

  • Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air-Missile is capable of striking aerial target at a height of 15 kilometer.
  • It is launched from mobile two vehicle system. One of the vehicles in the system carries the missile and the 2nd carries the radar.
  • The radar can track 100 targets simultaneously.
  • Also, it is capable of engaging 6 targets simultaneously.
  • QRSAM missile ensemble, which functions on the move, consists of a fully automated command and control system, two radars —
    • Active Array Battery Surveillance Radar (AABSR),
    • Active Array Battery Multifunction Radar (AABMR) and one launcher.
  • Both Surveillance and Multifunction radars have a 360-degree coverage with “search on move” and “track on move” capabilities.
  • The QRSAM system is compact, uses a single stage solid propelled missile and has a mid-course inertial navigation system with two-way data link and terminal active seeker indigenously developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation.

Canister-based system

The Defence System is stored and operated from specially designed compartments and inside environment of the systems are controlled. This makes the storage of these missiles easier. Also, Canister-based system have increased shelf life.

Increasing the Shelf Life of missiles is a part of modernization of Indian Army.


QRSAM consists of an Active Array Battery Surveillance Radar, a launcher and an active array battery multifunction radar. The radars have 360-degree coverage with ‘track on move’ and ‘search on move’ capabilities.

Other recent Missile Tests

On 23 Oct, the Indian Navy released a video showing the INS Prabal (Chamak-class missile boat) launching a missile. Similar tests were conducted by Indian Navy on 30 Oct as well. Again on that day Indian Navy test fired an anti-ship missile from INS Kora (Kora-class corvette) in Bay of Bengal.

Other recently test conductedby DRDO are as follows

  1. RUDRAM anti-radiation missile (Successfully test)
  2. New version of shaurya missile (Successfully test)
  3. LASER guided anti-tank missile (Successfully test)
  4. Brahmos missile with an indigenous booster (Successfully test)
  5. DRDO Prithvi II missile (Successfully test)
  6. RUSTOM II (Successfully test)
  7. TORPEDO SMART (Successfully test)
  8. ABHYAS Missile Test (Successfully test)
  9. Test fire of Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (Successfully test)
  10. Flight Test of Naval Version of BRAHMOS (Successfully test)
  11. PRITHVI II Missile (Successfully test)
  12. Nirbhay (Failed)
  13. SANT Missile test (Successfully test)
  14. Nag Missile (Successfully test)
  15. Anti-Ship Missile (Successfully test)
  16. Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile (Successfully test)
  17. Advanced Version of DRDO’s Pinaka Rocket (Successfully test)

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