Indian Army To Start Using QRSAM Within Six Months After Production Begins
- The missile system is made up of a fully automated command and control system, a launcher, an active array battery surveillance radar
- The missile system was made with the help of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Bharat Dynamics Limited.
Defense Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile Weapon System (QRSAM), which was made in India, will soon be used by the Indian Armed Forces.
Mahesh Sahu, Senior Technical Officer at DRDO, All tests of the missile system have been done and that production is likely to begin within six months after the Ministry of Defense gives the go-ahead.
Sahu said that the DRDO and the Indian Army were able to test six rounds of the homegrown weapon system from a canister mounted on a rotatable truck-based launch platform in all kinds of weather.
The QRSAM weapon system is being made for Area Air Defense. It can be used for surveillance, target acquisition, and tracking while moving, and it can fire on short stops.
DRDO had a model of QRSAM on display at the 108th Indian Science Congress, which ran from January 3 to 7 in Nagpur.
“It is one of the world’s most advanced QRSAM weapons. “The Indian Army has already shown interest in this type of weapon,” the scientist said.
“The performance of the weapon system was also tested during day and night operations, which showed what it could do. All of the mission’s goals were met, and the accuracy of the weapon system’s guidance and control algorithms, as well as the warhead chain, were proven to be state-of-the-art,” he said.
The missile system is made up of a fully automated command and control system, a launcher, an active array battery surveillance radar, an active array battery multi-function radar, and an active array battery multi-function radar. Both radars have four walls, can cover 360 degrees, and can search on the move and track on the move.
Before, the QRSAM acquisition programme had a lot of problems, like vendors not responding well and having to re-tender to avoid a single source acquisition. In the meantime, the DRDO was given permission in July 2014 to spend Rs 476.43 crore on a project to build this missile.
The missile system was made with the help of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Bharat Dynamics Limited. Both companies worked on the design and production of the system.