DRDO successfully flight tests Indigenously Developed Anti Radiation Missile (RUDRAM)

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News:Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) has successfully flight tested New generation Anti Radiation Missile(RUDRAM).

Facts:

  • RUDRAM: It is India’s first indigenous anti-radiation air-to-surface missile for Indian Air Force(IAF).The missile is integrated on SU-30 Mk1 fighter aircraft.
  • Purpose: It is designed to detect, track and neutralise the adversary’s radar, communication assets and other radio frequency sources which are generally part of their air defence systems.
  • Features: 
    • The missile’s navigation mechanism comprises an inertial navigation system — a computerised mechanism that uses changes in the object’s own position coupled with GPS which is satellite-based.
    • For guidance, it has a “passive homing head” — a system that can detect, classify and engage targets (radio frequency sources in this case) over a wide band of frequencies as programmed.
    • The missile has an operational range of more than 100 km, based on the launch parameters from the fighter jet.