DRDO Anti-Radiation Missile

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DRDO Anti-Radiation Missile
TypeAir-to-surface anti-radiation missile[1]
Place of originIndia
Service history
In service2018 (expected)[1][2]
Production history
DesignerDRDO
Specifications

Operational
range
100–125 km[1]
Launch
platform

The DRDO Anti-Radiation missile is a tactical, air-to-surface anti-radiation missile under development by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation. It is designed primarily to destroy enemy radars and communication facilities.

Description[edit]

This is an air-to-surface anti-radiation missile being developed by Defence Research and Development Laboratory of the DRDO. The missile has a range of 100–125 km and it will be integrated with Sukhoi Su-30MKI and HAL Tejas.[1] According to the then Director of RCI, G. Satheesh Reddy, the missile will feature a millimetre wave seeker capable of lock-on before launch and lock-on after launch modes.[3]

Development and trials[edit]

Development had begun by April 2012 at DRDL.[4] The project was officially aprroved in December 2012 with a budget of 317.2 crore (equivalent to 447 crore or US$65 million in 2018).[5][6]

On 18 January 2018, the missile was successfully flight tested for the first time. It was fired from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI over Bay of Bengal.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Y. Mallikarjun (17 February 2016). "Captive flight trials of anti-radiation missile soon". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  2. ^ "DRDO To Begin Flight Trials Of Anti-Radiation Missile In 2016". Defence World.NET. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  3. ^ Jha, Saurav. "Seeking the future: An interview with Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Director Research Centre Imarat". News18.com. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  4. ^ "India developing radar-destroying Anti-Radiation Missile". DNA India. Press Trust of India. 29 April 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Fifth report of the Standing Committee on Defence (2014–2015)" (PDF). New Delhi: Lok Sabha Secretariat. December 2014. p. 58.
  6. ^ Y. Mallikarjun (26 January 2013). "Anti-radiation missile by DRDO to be ready in 3–5 years". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  7. ^ Pandit, Rajat (24 January 2019). "India tests new anti-radiation missile to destroy enemy radars". The Times of India.