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DRDO Successfully Conducted the Flight-test of RudraM-II Air-to-Surface Missile from Su-30 MK-I off the Odisha Coast

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RudraM-II air-to-surface missile successfully flight-tested by DRDO from Su-30 MK-I off the Odisha coastOn 29th May 2024, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted the fight-test of RudraM-II, Next Generation Anti-Radiation Missile(NGARM) from Su-30 MK-I fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF). This air-to-surface missile was tested at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Balasore, Off the Coast of Odisha.

  • It is the latest version of RudraM – 1 missile, 1st indigenously developed anti radiation air-to-surface missile was test-fired from Su-30MKI fighter jet in 2020.
  • This missile has been developed to target the enemy’s ground-based radar and surveillance system as part of the  Suppression of  Enemy Air Defence (SEAD) missions.

About The Flight-Test:

i.The flight-test achieved all the objectives of trial which validated the propulsion system and control & guidance algorithm.

ii.The performance of the missile has been validated from flight data captured by various tracking instruments like: electro-optical systems, radar and telemetry stations.

  • These instruments were deployed by Integrated Test Range, Chandipur (Odisha) at several locations including the on-board ship.

About RudraMII  Missile:

i.It is an  indigenously developed solid propelled air-launched missile system for air-to-surface to neutralise various types of enemy assets. It can carry a payload of 200 kg and attain a maximum speed of 6,791 km/h (Mach 5.5).

ii.The missile system is incorporated with various state-of-the-art indigenous technologies developed by various DRDO laboratories.

iii.This missile system will replace Russian Kh-31, anti-radiation missiles currently deployed in Indian defence system.

iv.The missile can operate in Lock-On- Before or After launch systems.

v.It is capable of detecting enemy radio frequencies and signals from a range of over 100 Kilometer (Km).

vi.This missile has been developed to target the enemy’s ground-based radar and surveillance system as part of the Suppression of Enemy Air Defence (SEAD) missions.

Indian Army unveiled Tractor-Mounted ATGM System in “Jugaad Innovation”

Indian Army has unveiled an Anti-Tank Guided Missile(ATGM) system mounted on a farm tractor. This “Jugaad” (Hindi for ingenious improvisation) innovation is named as Improvised Tractor Mounted ATGM.

  • Indian Army has transformed a farm tractor to serve as a mobile launcher for Konkurs-M ATGM.

About Konkurs-M ATGM:

i.It is a 2nd Generation, mechanized infantry ATGM. It is capable of destroying armored vehicle equipped with Explosive Reactive Armour, including both moving and stationary targets.

ii.It can be launched from BMP-II tanks or from ground launcher.

iii.It weighs about 16.5 kg (kilogram) and has length of 1260 mm (millimeter).

iv.It has range of 75 to 4000m (meters) with flight time of 19 seconds(s).

About Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO):
It is the Research and Development (R&D) wing of Ministry of Defence (MoD).
ChairmanDr. Samir Vankatpati Kamat
Headquarter New Delhi, Delhi