Quick Reaction Missile QR-SAM Test Fired

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India successfully test fired its first all weather tracked-chassis Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QR-SAM).

The missile was launched from a mobile launcher in the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off Odisha coast at Chandipur.

The test was carried out for validating various parameters of the sophisticated weapon system to further strengthen its air defence system.

BDL, BEL and DRDO Co-developed Indigenous QR-SAM (Quick Reaction, Surface to Air Missile) with a range of 30kms.

QR-SAM Project is one of the fast-tracked projects after India scrapped plans to procure imported systems to replace ageing Quick reaction Air Defence systems in both Indian Army and Indian Navy.

QR-SAM weapon system is a quick reaction, all weather, Canister-based network-centric capable of search on the move, track on move and fire on short halts while engaging multiple targets at ranges of about 30 km with two vehicle configuration for Area Air Defence in Army/Air force Variant.

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