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According to recent media reports, the indigenous Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is set to undergo its final round of user trials next month. The successful completion of these trials will mark the conclusion of both the developmental phase and the user phase of the project.

Earlier this year, in an interview with CNBC TV, Cmde Siddharth Mishra (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director of Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), confirmed that the Indian Army would conduct further user trials of the DRDO-developed Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) later in the year. These trials are expected to continue until the end of the year, with the company anticipating orders from the Indian Army by the end of 2024.

The QRSAM boasts a range of 30 km and is capable of targeting altitudes of up to 10 km. Currently, the system is 90% indigenous and is on track to achieve 99% indigenization incrementally. Notably, the software is entirely indigenous, with the code and logic developed domestically.

The system provides 360-degree coverage and has been customized to be mounted on Ashok Leyland 8×8 vehicles manufactured in India. The launcher accommodates six missiles and can simultaneously engage six different targets within a 360-degree range. Additionally, all the components, including the radar, launcher, and support vehicles, are designed to be mobile.

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