DRDO Flight Tests Indigenously Developed Anti-Radiation Missile from Su-30MKI jet

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DRDO Flight Tests Indigenously Developed Anti-Radiation Missile from Su-30MKI jet
RUDRAM fired from Su-30MKI jet

India’s state-run DRDO flight tested a new generation Anti-Radiation Missile RUDRAM today onto a radiation target located on Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha.

The missile was launched from SU-30 MKI fighter aircraft.

The RUDRAM is first indigenous anti-radiation missile of the country for Indian Air Force (IAF), being developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).  The missile is integrated on SU-30 MKI fighter aircraft as the launch platform, having capability of varying ranges based on launch conditions. It has INS-GPS navigation with Passive Homing Head for the final attack. The RUDRAM hit the radiation target with pin-point accuracy.

DRDO Flight Tests Indigenously Developed Anti-Radiation Missile from Su-30MKI jet

The Passive Homing Head can detect, classify and engage targets over a wide band of frequencies as programmed. The missile is a potent weapon for IAF for Suppression of Enemy Air Defence effectively from large stand-off ranges.

With this, India has established indigenous capability to develop long range air launched anti-radiation missiles for neutralising enemy Radars, communication sites and other RF emitting targets. 

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