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DRDO successfully test-fires QRSAM for second time in four days

The air defence missile system was tested from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha at 3.42 pm, a statement of the Defence Ministry said.

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New Delhi: Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) air defence system hitting an unmanned aerial target called Banshee, which simulates an aircraft on Tuesday.

The air defence missile system was tested from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha at 3.42 pm, a statement of the Defence Ministry said.

On Friday last DRDO also test-fired the same missile defence system at an integrated test range in Chandipur off the Odisha coast, officials said.

The flight test was conducted in the deployment configuration of the weapon system comprising of Launcher, fully Automated Command and Control System, Surveillance System and Multi Function Radars. All the objectives of the test were fully met. The launch was carried out in the presence of the users from Indian Army, it added.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO scientists on the successful flight test of QRSAM. Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy congratulated all the teams who worked on the QRSAM project, on the second continuous successful flight test.

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