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Anti-Radiation Missile: RudraM-2


Why is it in the news?

  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested indigenously developed Anti Radiation Missile (RudraM-2).

More about the news:

  • Indigenous RudraM-II missile recently underwent a successful flight test, launched from a Su-30 MKI aircraft off the coast of Odisha.
  • The test effectively achieved all designated trial objectives, confirming the efficacy of its propulsion system and control & guidance algorithm.
  • This significant milestone underscores the indigenous prowess of India’s defence research establishment and reinforces the strategic capabilities of the RudraM-II missile system.

About RudraM-II:

  • It is an indigenous air-to-surface anti-radiation missile, aptly named ‘remover of sorrows’, signifies a significant stride in India’s defence capabilities.
  • With a range of 300-350 kilometres, speeds reaching Mach 5.5 (5.5 times sound of speed), and a payload capacity of 200 kilograms, it poses a formidable threat to various enemy assets.
  • Expected to serve as a pivotal force multiplier, RudraM-II strengthens India’s air security and defence preparedness.
  • The missile’s internal guidance system facilitates autonomous navigation towards the designated target post-launch.
  • Its introduction marks a significant shift, replacing Russia’s Kh-31 missile in Sukhoi fighter jets, thus showcasing India’s commitment to self-reliance in defence technology.
  • This advancement underscores India’s growing prowess in indigenous defence production and its determination to bolster national security.
RudraM -I:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 It was a new generation anti-radiation missile (ARMs) developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 The RudraM-I was test-fired four years ago by the Indian Air Force at the integrated test range in Odisha鈥檚 Balasore.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 The RudraM-I has a 100-to-150-kilometre range, can hit speeds of up to Mach 2 鈥 twice the speed of sound, and has a launch altitude range of 1 to 15 kilometres.

About Anti-Radiation Missiles (ARMs):

  • Aim: These are designed to detect, track and neutralise the adversary鈥檚 radar, communication assets and other radio frequency sources, which are generally part of their air defence systems.
  • These can locate and target any radiation emitting source.
  • Propulsion: ARMs typically use solid-fuel rocket propulsion to provide the speed and range needed to reach distant targets.
  • These can play a key role in neutralising any jamming platforms of the enemy or take out radar stations thereby clearing a path for own fighters to carry out an offensive and also prevent own systems from being jammed.

Components:

  • Inertial navigation system: A computerised mechanism that uses changes in the object鈥檚 own position 鈥 coupled with GPS, which is satellite-based.
  • ‘Passive homing head’ for Guidance: A system that can detect, classify and engage targets (radio frequency sources in this case) over a wide band of frequencies as programmed.

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