Manufacturing of DRDO developed QRSAM to start within 6 months

The Indian Army is set to receive Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile Weapon System (QRSAM) with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) giving clearance to the indigenously developed QRSAM for production.

The indigenously developed Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile Weapon System (QRSAM) by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will be inducted in Indian Armed Forces soon. As of now, The missile system has successfully completed all trials and the production is likely to start within six months after getting due approval and clearance from the Indian Defence Ministry.

The DRDO official also informed that production of the QRSAM missiles could be started in less than six months.

The QRSAM weapon system is capable of surveillance, target acquisition and tracking while on move and fire on short halts, being developed for Area Air Defence.

DRDO displayed a model of QRSAM in the 108th Indian Science Congress underway in Nagpur from January 3 to 7.

About QRSAM – The missile is considered as one of the most advanced weapon systems in the world. The missile system comprises of fully automated command and control system, active array battery surveillance radar, active array battery multi-function radar and launcher. Both radars are four-walled having 360-degree coverage with search-on-move and track-on-move capability. The project to develop this missile was sanctioned in July 2014 with a budget of Rs 476.43 crore. The missile system was developed in association with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Bharat Dynamics Limited with both firms participating in development and manufacturing.