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India test-fires Rudram 1, its first anti-radiation missile to kill enemy radars
Rudram 1, the New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile, was test-fired at about 10.30 am, people familiar with the development said.
INDIA Updated: Oct 09, 2020 19:31 IST

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Rudram 1 is is comparable to the tactical air-to-surface missile AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile inducted by the US Navy only in 2017
Rudram 1 is is comparable to the tactical air-to-surface missile AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile inducted by the US Navy only in 2017 (Photo courtesy: DRDO)

India on Friday successfully test-fired Rudram 1, the tactical anti-radiation missile that the Indian Air Force can launch from its Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets to take down enemy radars and surveillance systems. The missile has a launch speech of up to 2 Mach, twice the speed of sound, people familiar with the matter said.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation developed the new generation weapon. It was tested at the interim test range Balasore, off the coast of Odisha in the Bay of Bengal, at about 10.30 am.
“This is a huge step forward,” a senior government official said about the DRDO’s successful test firing. “The IAF will now have the capability to perform SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defence) operations deep into enemy territory to destroy enemy air defence setup,” the official said.
This would allow the IAF’s strike aircraft to carry out their mission unhindered effectively. “This test demonstrates the capability of an Anti-Radiation Missile with large stand-off ranges,” a second official said.


The New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile, or NGARM, is integrated on Su-30MKI fighter aircraft. Its range depends on the height at which the fighter jet is flying. It can be launched from a height ranging from 500 metres to 15 km and can hit radiation emitting targets within a range of 250 km.

Rudram 1 was successfully test-fired from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet at about 10.30 am on Friday

Rudram 1 was successfully test-fired from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet at about 10.30 am on Friday ( Photo courtesy: DRDO )

All radars and Electro Optical Tracking System tracked the launch and point of impact, a senior government official told Hindustan Times.
The tactical, air-to-surface anti-radiation missile is equipped with a passive homing head that tracks sources of radiation of a wide range of frequencies. It can lock into a target not only before launch but also after it has been launched.

The missile is comparable to the tactical air-to-surface missile AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile that was inducted by the US Navy only in 2017 and can engage relocatable Integrated Air Defence targets and other targets equipped with shutdown capability. This means that if the enemy shuts down the radar after the missile is launched, it will still hit the target.


Rudram 1, India’s new generation anti-radiation missile is integrated with Sukhoi-30 MKI.

Rudram 1, India’s new generation anti-radiation missile is integrated with Sukhoi-30 MKI. ( Photo courtesy: DRDO )

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted his congratulations to the DRDO team that developed the supersonic-capable missile that can be launched at speeds ranging from 0.6 Mach to 2 Mach.
“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,” Rajnath Singh said on Twitter.

 

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Anti-radiation version of the Astra, right?

The launch separation mechanism is peculiar. The pylon seems to be equipped with spring loaded arms that push the missile away for launch. I'm not sure why it isn't rail launched like the Astra it seems to be derived from. Perhaps a setup for testing only.
 

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Hello to all,

My first comment in the platform. ...

Just a curious question, is there a counterpart in PAF inventory or under development?
 

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I loved the name RUDRAM.... congratulations DRDO for bringing another wonderful day to a nation.....

RUDRAM you are our SINGHAM ......

ATA INDIA CHI SATAKLI..... (NOW INDIA LOST HER TEMPER)
 

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Anti-radiation version of the Astra, right?
Both Astra BVRAAM and Rudram 1/NGARM look similar but are quite different in size, propulsion system and seekers. Astra mk1 weighs 140kg and has range b/w 80-110km depending upon altitude whereas NGARM weighs 600kgs, uses dual pulse rocket motor and has range b/w 200-250km.



The launch separation mechanism is peculiar. The pylon seems to be equipped with spring loaded arms that push the missile away for launch. I'm not sure why it isn't rail launched like the Astra it seems to be derived from. Perhaps a setup for testing only.
Those are Trapeze launchers. These types of launchers are generally used in 5th gen aircrafts like F22 Raptor to launch missiles from internal weapon bay.

F22 Trapeze launcher :
 

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Both Astra BVRAAM and Rudram 1/NGARM look similar but are quite different in size, propulsion system and seekers. Astra mk1 weighs 140kg and has range b/w 80-110km depending upon altitude whereas NGARM weighs 600kgs, uses dual pulse rocket motor and has range b/w 200-250km.




Those are Trapeze launchers. These types of launchers are generally used in 5th gen aircrafts like F22 Raptor to launch missiles from internal weapon bay.
Thanks for the info appreciate it!
F22 Trapeze launcher :
Thanks for the info appreciate it!
 

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