Carrying out another test of a locally developed weapons system, the Defense Research and Development Organization on Friday conducted a successful test of the Next Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (NGRAM) also known as Rudram-1 on the integrated test range ITR) at Balasore.
- The missile was designed to be launched from various fighter jets currently in the inventory of the Indian Air Force.
“The New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (Rudram-1), which is India’s first indigenous anti-radiation missile developed by DRDO for the Indian Air Force , has been successfully tested today in ITR, Balasore. Congratulations to DRDO and the other stakeholders for this remarkable achievement. “Defense Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted
- DRDO scientists said the missile was designed to further enhance the IAF’s Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) suppression capability.
- Anti-radiation missiles are primarily designed to track and neutralize the adversary’s radar and communications assets.
- Officials said the development of anti-radiation missiles of this type was initiated by the DRDO about eight years ago and has been a collaborative effort of several DRDO facilities in India.
- Equipped with a state-of-the-art radiation guidance and tracking system, the missile system has undergone preliminary tests in the past with the assistance of an operational combat squad of the Indian Air Force.
- This is another test of locally developed weapon systems, in addition to recent tests of the Shaurya missile or the Hypersonic Technology Demonstration Vehicle (HSTDV), which is an unmanned jet vehicle, or the test in flight of an assisted torpedo launch. by the supersonic missile system (SMART).