India’s first indigenous anti-radiation missile “RudraM-I” successfully tested from Sukhoi-30 MKI at ITR (Integrated Test Range), Balasore in Odisha. India’s most valuable defence manufacturer DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) developed this “Rudram-1” missile. IAF (Indian Air Force) launches this missile from the Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet. IAF integrated this missile into the Sukhoi fighter jet as a launching platform. It was tested around 10:30 AM in the DRDO’s test range in Balasore, off the coast of Odisha in the Bay of Bengal.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted that, “The New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (RudraM-I) which is India’s first indigenous anti-radiation missile developed by @DRDO_India for Indian Air Force was tested successfully today at ITR, Balasore. Congratulations to DRDO & other stakeholders for this remarkable achievement.”
DRDO said in a statement that, “The RudraM-I was effective flight-tested onto a radiation target situated on Wheeler Island off the shore of Odisha. The missile was dispatched from SU-30 MkI fighter get. The missile after the dispatch, moved towards the objective dependent on heading identified by the searcher and all mission targets were effectively met. It has a scope of up to 200 km relying on the launch conditions. The missile can be dispatched from elevations of 500 m to 15 km and speeds of 0.6 to 2 mach”.
“The missile, coordinated with SU-30 MkI fighter jet, has a capacity of changing extents depending on the launch conditions. The “RudraM-I” missile has INS-Global Positioning System navigation with Passive Homing Head (PHH) for the final attack. It is an intense weapon for the Indian Flying corps for suppression of adversary air guard adequately from huge standoff ranges” said by DRDO
In 2019, the Indian Air force has effectively test-fired the aerial version of the BrahMos missile from a Su-30 MKI fighter airplane. The BrahMos missile gives a bigger advantage for the IAF because the BrahMos missile can be fired from air, sea and land with great accuracy by day or night and in all weather conditions.