IAF set to place Rs 1,400 Cr order for indigenous Rudram anti-radiation missiles

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has moved a proposal worth over Rs 1,400 Crores to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for acquisition of Rudram next-generation anti-radiation missiles (NGARM) to search and destroy enemy radar locations. The next-generation anti-radiation missiles have already been tested by the Indian Air Force from its Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft fleet and can destroy enemy radar locations during conflicts.

Developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) NGARM is India’s first indigenously developed anti-radiation missile that has a speed of Mach two or twice the speed of sound. The tactical, air-to-surface anti-radiation missile can be fired from IAF fighters like the Sukhoi-30 and the Mirage-2000 and is equipped with a passive homing head that tracks sources of radiation of a wide range of frequencies.