Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed homegrown New generation anti-radiation missile (NGRAM) is likely to take its maiden flight trials by end of this year said industrial sources close to

NGARM is an anti-radiation missile which is capable of destroying enemy radars, tracking systems and communication facilities.

NGARM largely is an indigenous missile with an infrared radiation seeker technology procured from Russia which will later be replaced by an indigenous system. NGARM already has undertaken captive flight trials on Su-30 MKI aircraft and uses a dual-pulse propulsion system instead of thrust propulsion for the first time.

Air Force operates Russian Kh 35 missile on its Su-30 MKI fighters and French Martel anti-radiation missile on its Jaguar and Mirage aircraft, the addition of the NGARM into the fleet will reduce costly imports after its developmental trials are completed in next years.

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