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DRDO and Indian Navy successfully flight-test VL-SRSAM off Odisha coast​


Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Navy on Tuesday successfully flight tested Vertical Launch Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. The flight test was carried out from an Indian Naval Ship against a high-speed unmanned aerial target for demonstration of vertical launch capability. The missiles, equipped with indigenous Radio Frequency (RF) seeker, intercepted the target with high accuracy. The VL-SRSAM system has been indigenously designed and developed by DRDO.

"During the test launch, flight path and vehicle performance parameters were monitored using flight data, captured by various range instruments such as Radar, Electro-optical tracking system (EOTS) and Telemetry systems deployed by ITR, Chandipur. The launch was monitored by senior scientists from various DRDO labs involved in the design and development of the system such as Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad and R&D Engineers, Pune," said Ministry of Defence in a statement.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has complimented DRDO, Indian Navy and associated teams on the successful flight trial of VL-SRSAM and stated that the missile will prove to be a force multiplier for the Indian Navy.

Secretary Department of Defence R&D & Chairman DRDO congratulated the teams involved in the successful flight test and said that the trial has proved the effectiveness of the weapon system. He added that it will further strengthen the Indian Navy for neutralising various aerial threats at close ranges including sea-skimming targets.
 

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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Army have successfully completed six flight tests of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, off the Odisha coast, as part of its evaluation trials, Union Ministry of Defence (MoD) said Thursday.

QRSAM is a short-range Surface to Air Missile (SAM) system, primarily designed and developed by the DRDO to provide a protective shield to the moving armoured columns of the Army from aerial attacks.

The six flight tests were carried out against high-speed aerial targets mimicking various types of threats to evaluate the capability of the weapon systems under different scenarios, including long-range medium-altitude, short-range, high-altitude-manoeuvring target, low radar signature with receding & crossing target and salvo launch with two missiles fired in quick succession, according to an MoD press statement. The system performance was also evaluated under day and night operation scenarios, the statement said.


“During these tests, all the mission objectives were met establishing pin-point accuracy of the weapon system with state-of-the-art guidance and control algorithms including warhead chain,” the statement said.

The performance of the system has been confirmed from the data captured by several range instruments like Telemetry, Radar and Electro Optical Tracking Systems (EOTS) deployed by ITR. Senior officials from the DRDO and the Indian Army participated in the launches, officials said.

These tests were conducted in the final deployment configuration consisting of all indigenously-developed sub-systems, including the missile with indigenous radio frequency (RF) seeker, mobile launcher, fully automated command and control system, surveillance and multi-function Radars. The uniqueness of the QRSAM weapon system is that it can operate on the move with search and track capability and fire on a short halt. This has been proven during the mobility trials conducted earlier.

The system has been jointly developed by the DRDO’s Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune; Research and Development Establishment (Engineers), Pune; Electronic and Radar Development Establishment, Bengaluru; Instruments Research and Development Establishment, Dehradun; and Missile Complex Laboratories from Hyderabad and Balasore.

First published on: 08-09-2022 at 12:48:12 pm

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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Army have successfully completed six flight tests of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, off the Odisha coast, as part of its evaluation trials, Union Ministry of Defence (MoD) said Thursday.

QRSAM is a short-range Surface to Air Missile (SAM) system, primarily designed and developed by the DRDO to provide a protective shield to the moving armoured columns of the Army from aerial attacks.

The six flight tests were carried out against high-speed aerial targets mimicking various types of threats to evaluate the capability of the weapon systems under different scenarios, including long-range medium-altitude, short-range, high-altitude-manoeuvring target, low radar signature with receding & crossing target and salvo launch with two missiles fired in quick succession, according to an MoD press statement. The system performance was also evaluated under day and night operation scenarios, the statement said.


“During these tests, all the mission objectives were met establishing pin-point accuracy of the weapon system with state-of-the-art guidance and control algorithms including warhead chain,” the statement said.

The performance of the system has been confirmed from the data captured by several range instruments like Telemetry, Radar and Electro Optical Tracking Systems (EOTS) deployed by ITR. Senior officials from the DRDO and the Indian Army participated in the launches, officials said.

These tests were conducted in the final deployment configuration consisting of all indigenously-developed sub-systems, including the missile with indigenous radio frequency (RF) seeker, mobile launcher, fully automated command and control system, surveillance and multi-function Radars. The uniqueness of the QRSAM weapon system is that it can operate on the move with search and track capability and fire on a short halt. This has been proven during the mobility trials conducted earlier.

The system has been jointly developed by the DRDO’s Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune; Research and Development Establishment (Engineers), Pune; Electronic and Radar Development Establishment, Bengaluru; Instruments Research and Development Establishment, Dehradun; and Missile Complex Laboratories from Hyderabad and Balasore.

First published on: 08-09-2022 at 12:48:12 pm

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Can it be produce in enough numbers ?
 

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Can it be produce in enough numbers ?
It has a lot of commonality with our existing systems with over 90%+ indigenous content. Given the number of indigenous missiles and ADs we've been inducting lately, there should be no issue producing these in numbers

Radar & Control Systems: BEL
Launcher: L&T
Missiles: BDL
Carrier Vehicle: Ashok Leyland or Tata



Not to mention, this QRSAM has a GaN based radar which is kinda a first and among the most advanced radars in an Indian weapons system


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It has a lot of commonality with our existing systems with over 90%+ indigenous content. Given the number of indigenous missiles and ADs we've been inducting lately, there should be no issue producing these in numbers

Radar & Control Systems: BEL
Launcher: L&T
Missiles: BDL
Carrier Vehicle: Ashok Leyland or Tata



Not to mention, this QRSAM has a GaN based radar which is kinda a first and among the most advanced radars in an Indian weapons system


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Are these GaN modules developed and manufactured in India?
 

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Are these GaN modules developed and manufactured in India?
Yeah, DRDO has established India's second GaN foundry at GAETEC lab in Telangana. First one is at IISc Bangalore.

We've developed and inducted several land based radars for a while including ADTCR which uses GaA based technology. QRSAM's BFR and BFSR are the first Indian AESA radar with GaN based QTRMs

Each QRSAM battery consists of one Battery Surveillance Radar (BSR) and four Battery Multi-Function Radar (BMFR), each mounted on a single Ashok Leyland 8x8 high mobility vehicle with power generation, cooling, and communication link to the launchers. DRDO has developed a 2 axis Stabilized Electro-Optical Sight (SEOS) for the QR-SAM that can passively acquire targets up to 40-km away



DRDO's AWACS radar is also GaN based
https://www.drdo.gov.in/sites/default/files/technology-focus-documrnt/TF June 2021 for web.pdf

Uttam AESA radar which will go into our LCA Mk-1A & Mk-2 is currently GaA based but LRDE is also working on a GaN based Uttam AESA for AMCA and TEDBF
 

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Indian Army Set To Induct Enhanced Range Rockets For Pinaka And Grad Rocket Artillery Systems​


The Indian Army is set to induct enhanced range variants of Pinaka and Grad rockets. User trials of Pinaka Mk-1 Enhanced rockets were successfully completed in August. 122mm Enhanced Range Rocket (ERR) for BM-21 Grad are close to being ordered, with a Request for Proposal (RfP) having been issued earlier this year. Both rockets were developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

The Pinaka Mk-1 Enhanced rockets were test fired at ranges in Pokhran and Balasore. These rockets have a range of 45km compared to the 37.5km range of the original Mk-1 rockets. This is achieved mainly by the incorporation of six flat fins instead of the four curved fins in Mk-1. The front end igniter in Mk-1 is replaced by a nozzle closing cap mounted ignition system in Mk-1 Enhanced. The enhanced rocket is marginally shorter and heavier than Mk-1. DRDO claims that a maximum range of 50km had been demonstrated during design trials.

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Pinaka rocket family along with DRDO developed 122mm ERR for BM-21 Grad (DRDO)
Nagpur based Economic Explosives Limited (EEL) and state owned Munitions India Limited (MIL) already produce Pinaka rockets for production and testing. Both firms are also in the race to produce Guided Pinaka rockets and ADM warheads. EEL and MIL have received technology from DRDO for production of Pinaka Mk-1 Enhanced. Over 120 rockets made by both firms were fired during the user trials. Firms like Yantra India Limited (YIL) also produce components such as pods.

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Guided Pinaka rocket pods manufactured by YIL (YIL)
The smaller 122mm ERR is also set to be inducted into the Indian Army in large numbers. DRDO reverse engineered the original Soviet BM-21 rockets. The range was then doubled to 40km in 122mm ERR using composite propellant packed into case bonded grains. It also features an ignition system similar to the Pinaka Mk-1 Enhanced. An RfP issued in early 2022, accessed by Overt Defense, called for supplying 5,000 122mm rockets every year for 10 years. This includes both the ERR and regular rockets.

The RfP envisions manufacture of 2,000 ERR rockets per annum. The 122 ERR has a length of 2.9m and has a minimum range of 8km using brake rings. Various types of fuzes are available for the 66.5kg rocket. The unguided rocket is stabilised using four curved fins. The Indian Army has five Grad regiments, each with around 20 launchers, which have been upgraded by Ashok Leyland and L & T.

https://www.overtdefense.com/2022/0...for-pinaka-and-grad-rocket-artillery-systems/
 

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