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RudraM-II Missile System

Context:

Recently, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested the Rudra M-II Missile from a Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

RudraM-II Missile System:

Overview:

  • The RudraM-II is an indigenously developed, solid-propelled air-launched missile designed for air-to-surface operations.
  • It is capable of neutralizing various enemy assets and enhancing India’s air security and defence readiness, acting as a ‘force multiplier.’
Performance Evaluation:
  • Tested with advanced range tracking tools, including electro-optical systems, radar, and telemetry stations.

Specifications:

  • Range: 300 kilometres
  • Speed: Up to Mach 5.5
  • Payload: 200 kilograms
  • Detection: Capable of identifying enemy radio frequencies and radar signals from over 100 km away.
  • Intended to replace Russia’s Kh-31 missile currently used in India’s Sukhoi fighter jets.

-Source: The Hindu


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