India on 4 June 2017 successfully test-fired indigenous first all weather tracked-chassis Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QR-SAM). The QR-SAM was test-fired from a mobile launcher at Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha at around 12:39 p.m. local time.The broadcaster that the test was carried out for validating various parameters of the sophisticated weapon system to further strengthen its air defence system.
The QR-SAM was jointly developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and Bharat Electronics Limited.Reports suggest that this missile system has the potential to engage multiple targets within a range of approximately 30 kilometres, with the configuration of two vehicles for area air defence.
It is equipped for quick reaction and the system is all weather enabled, a network-centric one, which is also capable of search-on-the-move. It is a truck-mounted missile and is 360 degree rotatable, electronic-mechanically operated, turret-based launch unit. It can also be used as an anti-sea skimmer from a ship against low flying attacking missiles.