DRDO successfully test-fires Anti Radiation missile ‘Rudram’

India successfully test-fired Rudram Anti-Radiation Missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft off the east coast.

The missile can be launched from a varying range of altitudes for destroying enemy surveillance radars, tracking, and communication systems and is designed for suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD).

“The New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (Rudram-1) which is India’s first indigenous anti-radiation missile developed by DRDO for Indian Air Force was tested successfully today at ITR, Balasore. Congratulations to DRDO & other stakeholders for this remarkable achievement,” the Defence Minister tweeted.

As per the official statement, Rudram is the country’s first indigenous Anti Radiation missile for Indian Air Force, being developed by DRDO, and is integrated on SU-30 MkI fighter aircraft as the launch platform, having the capability of varying ranges based on launch conditions.