India on Friday successfully test-fired a new generation anti-radiation missile-Rudram-1. The missile will be part of the tactical weaponry of the Indian Air Force.
Rudram-1 is India’s first indigenously developed anti-radiation missile that has the speed of Mach two or twice the speed of sound.
The missile is likely to be integrated with the Sukhoi fighter jets of the Indian Force once the missile is ready for induction, the officials said.
The missile was test-fired at the integrated test range at Balasore in Odisha around 10:30 AM, officials said.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on successful test firing of the missile.
“New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (Rudram-1) which is India’s first indigenous anti-radiation missile developed by @DRDO_India for Indian Air Force was tested successfully today at ITR, Balasore. Congratulations to DRDO & other stakeholders for this remarkable achievement,” he tweeted.
In May last year, the Indian Air successfully test-fired the aerial version of the BrahMos missile from a Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft.