Topics Covered: Indigenization of technology.
Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air missiles (QRSAM)
What to study?
For Prelims and Mains: QRSAM- key features, significance and potential.
Context: DRDO has successfully test-fired indigenously developed Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air missiles (QRSAM) from a test range off the Odisha coast.
- 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.
Sources: the Hindu.