India on Tuesday successfully testfired the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile air defence system. The Missile system secured a direct hit on its target during the trial. The missile destroyed an unmanned target aircraft at medium range.
Earlier on November 13, Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) System achieved a major milestone by a direct hit on to a Banshee Pilotless target aircraft at medium range and medium altitude.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the successful test trials of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile within a week.
“Congratulations to @DRDO_India for two back to back successful test trials of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile. First launch test on 13th Nov proved the Radar and Missile capabilities with direct hit. Today’s test demonstrated the warhead performance on proximity detection,” Singh tweeted.
The test was conducted from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha. The test was carried out once again, against the high performance Jet Unmanned Aerial Target called Banshee, which simulates an aircraft.