Rudram, SMART and extra! India assessments deadly missiles, provides superior capabilities

On Friday, the primary indigenous anti-radiation missile — New Generation Anti Radiation Missile (NGARM), Rudram-1, was flight-tested. (Photo supply: ANI)

Amid the continuing India-China standoff at Ladakh, the final couple of weeks have witnessed a flurry of missile assessments carried out by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). Some of those assessments have been imagined to happen earlier this 12 months however needed to be postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdown.

“Over the years DRDO has focussed in designing sophisticated Kill Vehicles, Navigation on Chip, Multi-Mode Seekers and new high energy propellants. Some of the missiles being developed by DRDO like the Nirbhay, for instance, can replace existing land attack cruise missiles like the Klub,” explains Debajit Sarkar, an professional in Smart Weapons & Aerospace & Artificial Intelligence.

An professional view of a sequence of assessments being carried out by DRDO

According to Debajit Sarkar, “Missiles as a payload delivery system are usually harder to detect (for size reasons) and subsequently difficult to intercept (for kinematic reasons) when compared to unguided or manned delivery systems while at the same time being more affordable than their manned alternatives. Besides, missiles are survivable, can strike swiftly and can breach many defences.”

“The SMART and the air-launched BrahMos-A with a range of more than 400 km will provide the Indian soldiers a capability that they previously didn’t have. Similarly, the successful test of the DRDO developed laser-guided anti-tank missile will significantly improve the firepower of the Indian Army. The successful test of the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) means India is now part of a selected group of nations that possess this state-of-the-art technology,” says Debajit Sarkar.

The superior expertise investments being made by DRDO are notified by the potential hole assessments and deal with fashions that carry the superior functionality to the Indian forces.

In conclusion, the Smart weapons professional opines, “The goal is to deliver capabilities that enable India’s missile force to keep pace with new and evolving threats. The Indian government will certainly not go out of its way to disturb peace and tranquillity in the neighbourhood. But then, peace is sustained by inspiring fear in the mind of the adversary. The idea is to inflict so much fear on the adversary, that they will either give in or resist from taking the first shot. DRDO is demonstrating that it has the capability to develop complex technologies and will be a major player in the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.”


On Friday, the primary indigenous anti-radiation missile — New Generation Anti Radiation Missile (NGARM), Rudram-1, was flight-tested. The check was carried out efficiently by DRDO.

This has been developed by Defence Research Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, which is the nodal company. According to DRDO, it’s a joint effort of IAF, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), different labs and private and non-private sector firms.

More concerning the Rudram-1

The missile was launched from SU-30 MkI fighter plane. It hit the radiation goal with pinpoint accuracy.

This missile can play a job in jamming platforms of the enemy, or find and goal any radiation emitting supply like enemy radars, communication websites and different Radio Frequency (RF) emitting targets.

Can be used for clearing a path for the fighter plane to hold out an offensive.

Can be helpful in stopping our personal techniques getting jammed.

Pinpoint accuracy

With a spread of as much as 200 km, it may be launched from altitudes of 500 metre to 15 km and has speeds of 0.6 to 2 mach.

The DRDO assertion states that it has the potential of various ranges that are primarily based on the launch circumstances.

For the ultimate assault it would include the Inertial Navigation System (INS)-Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation with Passive Homing Head (PHH), thus making it a potent weapon for the IAF.

Why is PHH essential?

It helps in detecting, classifying and interesting targets over a large band of frequencies as programmed.

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