The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday carried out a successful test of the New Generation Anti Radiation Missile also known as RUDRAM. The missile was launched from SU-30 MKI fighter aircraft onto a radiation target located on Wheeler Island.
The RUDRAM is first indigenous anti-radiation missile of the country for Indian Air Force (IAF), being developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The missile is integrated on SU-30 MKI fighter aircraft as the launch platform, having capability of varying ranges based on launch conditions. It has INS-GPS navigation with Passive Homing Head for the final attack. The RUDRAM hit the radiation target with pin-point accuracy.
The Passive Homing Head can detect, classify and engage targets over a wide band of frequencies as programmed. The missile is a potent weapon for IAF for Suppression of Enemy Air Defence (SEAD) effectively from large stand-off ranges.
With this, India has established indigenous capability to develop long range air launched anti-radiation missiles for neutralising enemy Radars, communication sites and other RF emitting targets.
DRDO recently also tested the indigenously developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV), also known as Shaurya missile and the Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) system.