Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired New Generation Anti-Radiation missile (NGARM), Rudram-1 from SU-30 MKI fighter jets off the east cost.
Rudram-1 is India’s first indigenous anti-radiation missile developed by DRDO.
This is India second missile test within a week, earlier on Monday DRDO successfully test fired SMART.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulates DRDO on this successful flight test.
The New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (Rudram-1) which is India’s first indigenous anti-radiation missile developed by @DRDO_India for Indian Air Force was tested successfully today at ITR,Balasore. Congratulations to DRDO & other stakeholders for this remarkable achievement.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) October 9, 2020
NGARM is designed for suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD), that can be launched from a range of altitudes for destroying enemy surveillance radars, tracking and communication systems.
It is an Air to Surface missile and will be jointly produced by Bharat Dynamic Limited (BDL) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).
Thus is the second successful test of Rudram-1, the missile was first tested on 18 January 2018 without a seeker.
It has a range up to 150km, Air Force use Anti Radiation missile against the enemy radars and try to neutralise them.
Rudram-1 use Active Radar Homing for guidance. It has a circular error probability (CEP) of 10m.
Once inducted Rudram-1 can be integrated with different IAF platforms like Tejas, Jaguar and with Mirage 2000.
DRDO has conducted 8 successful flight test including NGARM since September, it was started with the test of HSTDV on September 07.