DRDO Anti-Radiation Missile
|DRDO Anti-Radiation Missile|
|Type||Air-to-surface anti-radiation missile|
|Place of origin||India|
|In service||2018 (expected)|
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.
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. 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.
Development and trials
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.
- YJ-91 – Chinese missile based on Kh-31
- AGM-88 HARM – main US anti-radiation missile
- ALARM missile – British ARM with loiter capability
- MAR-1 – Brazilian ARM project
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