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Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air missiles (QRSAM)

Topics Covered: Indigenization of technology.

Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air missiles (QRSAM)

What to study?

For Prelims and Mains: QRSAM- key features, significance and potential.

Context: DRDO has successfully test-fired indigenously developed Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air missiles (QRSAM) from a test range off the Odisha coast.

About QRSAM:

  1. It has been developed to replace the ‘Akash’ missile defence system, and has 360-degree coverage.
  2. It uses solid fuel propellant and has a strike range of 25-30 km with capability of hitting multiple targets.
  3. It is capable of hitting the low flying objects.

Sources: the Hindu.