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30th May 2024 (13 Topics)

Rudram-II Anti-Radiation Missile


India has successfully test-fired the Rudram-II anti-radiation supersonic missile from a Su-30MKI fighter jet.

About Rudram-II Missile:

  • Developed by: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • The Rudram missile is India's first indigenously developed anti-radiation missile.
  • It is designed to target enemy ground radars and communication stations as part of Suppression of Enemy Air Defence (SEAD) missions.
  • Advanced Version: The Rudram-II is the latest version, following the Rudram-I which was tested four years ago.
  • Range and Speed: The Rudram-II can pick up enemy radio frequencies and signals from radars over a range of more than 100 km. It features a Lock-On-Before/After-Launch system, and its internal guidance system allows it to direct itself towards the target post-launch.
  • Altitude Versatility: The missile can be launched from various altitudes, making it highly adaptable in different combat scenarios.

Fact Box: Rudram-I

  • The Rudram-I version was first test-fired from a Sukhoi jet in 2020 off the east coast of Odisha.
  • It has a range of 100-150 km, speeds of up to Mach 2, and a launch altitude range of 1 km to 15 km.
  • The Rudram-I is equipped with a passive-homing head seeker and a Millimetre Wave (MMW) seeker, enabling it to detect targets over a range of radio frequencies and operate in various weather conditions.

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