BHUBANESHWAR: Just hours after the Indian Air Force struck deep into Pakistan killing top terror commanders and 300+ terrorists, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired a Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) from a defence base off Odisha coast today.

The homegrown canister-based high-speed weapon system, which can deceive enemy radars making it difficult to be detected, is capable of destroying aerial targets, tanks, bunkers and short range missiles.

The short-range weapon system was fired from a canister mounted on a rotatable truck-based launch platform (unconfirmed) at the Launching Complex-I (LC-I) of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea.

It is a highly mobile air defence system which can destroy multiple targets at a distance of 25 km in less than one minute. Considered to be a unique system in its class, the missile is expected to supplement medium range surface-to-air missile Akash.

Since QRSAM is a much better system in terms of performance and lethality, India is more keen on developing high manoeuvrable and multi-role missiles, which will have 100 per cent kill probability.

It is an all-weather and all-terrain missile having electronic counter measures against all known aircraft Jammers.

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