India successfully test fires indigenously developed Anti Radiation missile (RUDRAM)

India on Friday successfully test-fired a new generation Anti Radiation Missile (Rudram-1) which will be part of the tactical weaponry of the Indian Air Force.

The missile was launched from SU-30 Mk1 fighter aircraft. 

The RUDRAM is the 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 Mk1 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, according to the press release.

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 effectively from large stand-off ranges. 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation on successful test firing of the missile.

“The New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (Rudram-1) which is India’s first indigenous anti-radiation missile developed by @DRDO_India for Indian Air Force was tested successfully today at ITR,Balasore. Congratulations to DRDO & other stakeholders for this remarkable achievement,” Rajnath tweeted.

With this, the country has established indigenous capability to develop long range air launched anti-radiation missiles for neutralising enemy Radars, communication sites and other RF emitting targets.