The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired a new generation Anti Radiation Missile (RUDRAM) from Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft today. It is the country’s first indigenous Anti Radiation missile for Indian Air Force. This missile was flight tested onto a radiation target located on Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha.
Watch the video of ‘Rudram’ Anti-Radiation Missile fired from a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft off the east coast:
“The RUDRAM 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. The Passive Homing Head can detect, classify and engage targets over a wide band of frequencies as programmed,” Ministry of Defence said.
The Ministry of Defence further said, “RUDRAM missile is a potent weapon for IAF for Suppression of Enemy Air Defence 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.”