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RudraM-II Missile

RudraM-II Missile:

The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested the RudraM-II from Su-30 MK-I platform of the Indian Air Force (IAF) off the coast of Odisha

  • RudraM-II Missile is an indigenously-developed solid-propelled air-launched missile system.
  • It is meant for Air-to-Surface role to neutralise many types of enemy assets.
  • It is designed to have a strike range of almost 350-km, from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter of the IAF.
  • It involves several state-of-the-art indigenous technologies developed by various DRDO laboratories that have been incorporated into the missile system.
  • The DRDO is developing these as new-generation anti-radiation missiles (NGARMs) for destroying a variety of enemy surveillance, communication, radars and command and control centers on the ground.
  • The 150-km range RudraM-I missile, with INS-GPS navigation with a passive homing head for the final attack, was first tested in Oct 2020.
  • The missiles are meant for suppression of enemy air defences (SEAD) from long stand-off ranges, which in turn will enable IAF strike aircraft to carry out bombing missions without hindrance.
  • Anti-radiation missile are designed to detect, track and neutralise the adversary’s radar, communication assets and other radio frequency sources, which are generally part of their air defence systems.