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India test-fires quick-reaction surface-to-air missile in Odisha's Balasore

Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM). Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Balasore Aug 04, 2019, 05.55 PM (IST)

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Sunday successfully flight-tested Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) air defence system at Balasore flight test range.

The Missile was test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in the sea, about 15 kms from here.

Developed by the DRDO, the missile which has a capability of engaging multiple targets was test-fired from the launch complex 3 of the ITR at about 1105 hours.

The all-weather and all-terrain missile could be mounted on a truck and stored in a canister and is equipped with electronic countermeasures against jamming by aircraft radars.

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The last trial of the missile was carried out at the ITR on February 26, 2019.

(With inputs from ANI)

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Developed by the DRDO, the missile which has a capability of engaging multiple targets was test-fired from the launch complex 3 of the ITR at about 1105 hours.