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India successfully flight-tests anti-radiation missile for IAF

<p id="content">India today successfully flight tested the indigenously-developed Anti-Radiation Missile (Rudram-1), which can hit any radio frequency emitting target.</p>
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauded the Defence Research and Development Organisation and other stakeholders for the successful test of the first indigenous anti-radiation missile for the Indian Air Force.

"New generation Anti-Radiation Missile (Rudram) was successfully flight tested onto a radiation target located on Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha," the DRDO said in a statement. The missile was launched from a Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft.

The missile is integrated on the 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. It hit the radiation target with pin-point accuracy," the DRDO said.

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 the 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 neutralizing enemy radars, communication sites and other radio frequency emitting targets.

Earlier this month, the DRDO tested the anti-submarine weapon system, in a boost to naval warfare capabilities..