First indigenous ‘Rudram’ Anti-Radiation Missile test-fired from Sukhoi-30

On Friday, India fruitfully test-fired its homegrown ‘Rudram’ Anti-Radiation Missile from a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft from the east coast situated at Balasore, Odisha. The Missile has been designed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). For Indian Air Force, Rudram is the country’s first native Anti-Radiation missile designed by DRDO. As a launch platform, the missile is combined on Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft. As per DRDO, it has the capability of varying ranges on the basis of launch conditions.

Rajnath Singh, Honourable Defence Minister of India, applauded DRDO and related stakeholders for this significant achievement. He further stated that the New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (Rudram-1), India’s first indigenous anti-radiation missile, designed by DRDO India for Indian Air Force was tested efficaciously today at ITR, Balasore.

Once the missile will get a go-ahead for orientation, the missile is likely to be combined with the Sukhoi fighter jets of the Indian Force. According to officials related with the event, the missile was test-fired at the integrated test range at Balasore in Odisha around 10:30 AM. The Indian Air Force successfully test-fired the aerial version of the BrahMos missile from a Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft in May last year.

The BrahMos missile offers the IAF a much-desired competence to strike from large stand-off ranges on any target at sea or on land with pinpoint precision by day or night and in all weather conditions. On more than 40 Sukhoi fighter jets, the IAF is also integrating the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile. This is targeted to strengthen the overall battle capability of the force.

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