India successfully test-fires Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile

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  • India on Thursday successfully completed flight-tests of six Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur off the Odisha coast.
  • “Tests were done against high-speed aerial targets mimicking various aerial threats to evaluate the capability of the weapon system under different scenarios including long-range medium altitude, short-range high altitude, manoeuvring target and salvo launch with two missiles fired in quick succession,” the DRDO said.
  • The uniqueness of the QRSAM weapon system is that it can operate on the move with search and track capability, and fire on short halt, the DRDO said.

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