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  • 12 September, 2022

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Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system

Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) System

Six flight tests of the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system were successfully completed by the Indian Army and the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

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Major Points

  • Because QRSAM is a canister-based system, it is kept in and used from compartments that have been specifically created for that purpose.
  • The internal environment of the canister is regulated, making it easier to carry and store the weapon while also considerably extending its shelf life.
  • The system has the ability to engage targets with brief halts and detect and track moving targets.

Mobile and range:

  • It is a short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system that the DRDO created particularly to shelter the Army's advancing added columns from enemy aerial attacks.
  • The complete armament system is set up on a movable, manoeuvrable platform, allowing it to provide air defence while in motion.
  • It has a range of 25 to 30 kilometres and was created for use in the Army.


  • The completely automated command and control system is part of the QRSAM armament ensemble that is mobile.
  • Additionally, it has one launcher and two radars, the Active Array Battery Multifunction Radar and Active Array Battery Surveillance Radar.
  • Both radars are capable of "search on the move" and "track on the move," and they both offer 360-degree coverage.
  • The system is small, employs a single-stage solid-propelled missile, and has an indigenously built terminal active seeker and mid-course inertial navigation system with a two-way data link.

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