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Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air missiles (QRSAM)

Topics Covered:

  1. Indigenization of technology.

 

Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air missiles (QRSAM)

 

What to study?

For Prelims and Mains: QRSAM- key features, significance and potential.

 

Context: India has successfully test-fired two indigenously developed Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air missiles (QRSAM) from a test range off the Odisha coast.

 

About QRSAM:

  • It has been developed to replace the ‘Akash’ missile defence system, and has 360-degree coverage.
  • It uses solid fuel propellant and has a strike range of 25-30 km with capability of hitting multiple targets.
  • It is capable of hitting the low flying objects.