Next Gen Anti-Radiation Missile Launched Off A Sukhoi

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A new generation Anti Radiation Missile - RUDRAM being launched off a Sukhoi fighter jet. Source: IAF

A new generation Anti Radiation Missile (RUDRAM) was successfully flight tested onto a radiation target located on Wheeler Island, off the coast of Odisha on Friday.

The missile was launched from a Sukhoi SU-30 MKI fighter aircraft. The RUDRAM is 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 MKI 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.

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A new generation Anti Radiation Missile – RUDRAM moments after being launched off a Sukhoi fighter jet . Source: IAF

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. The missile is a potent weapon for IAF for Suppression of Enemy Air Defence effectively from large stand-off ranges.

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 radio frequency (RF) emitting targets.