Sukhoi -30 aircraft of the Indian Air Force armed with RUDRAM the Anti-Radiation Missile Credit: Indian Air Force

A new generation Anti-Radiation Missile (RUDRAM) had a successful flight testing on Friday onto a radiation target located on Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha. The missile was launched from SU-30 MKI fighter aircraft. The missile is a potent weapon for IAF for Suppression of Enemy Air Defence effectively from large stand-off ranges.

RUDRAM is the first indigenous anti-radiation missile of the country for Indian Air Force (IAF) which is being developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
It has INS-GPS navigation with Passive Homing Head for the final attack. The RUDRAM hit the radiation target with pin-point accuracy
The missile is integrated on SU-30 MKI fighter aircraft as the launch platform, having capability of varying ranges based on launch conditions.
The Passive Homing Head can also 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.

Additionally with this, India has established indigenous capability to develop long range air launched anti-radiation missiles for neutralising enemy Radars, communication sites and other RF emitting targets.



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