RudraM-II air-to-surface missile successfully flight-tested by DRDO from Su-30 MK-I off Odisha coast

RudraM-II air-to-surface missile successfully flight-tested by DRDO from Su-30 MK-I off Odisha coast

RudraM-II air-to-surface missile successfully flight-tested by DRDO from Su-30 MK-I off Odisha coast

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Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested the RudraM-II air-to-surface missile from Su-30 MK-I platform of the Indian Air Force (IAF) off the coast of Odisha at around 11.30 hours on May 29, 2024. 

The flight-test met all the trial objectives, validating the propulsion system and control & guidance algorithm. The performance of the missile has been validated from the flight data captured by range tracking instruments like electro-optical systems, radar and telemetry stations deployed by Integrated Test Range, Chandipur at various locations, including the on-board ship.

RudraM-II is an indigenously-developed solid-propelled air-launched missile system meant for Air-to-Surface role to neutralise many types of enemy assets. A number of state-of-the-art indigenous technologies developed by various DRDO laboratories have been incorporated in the missile system.

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, IAF and industry on the successful test-flight of RudraM-II. The successful test has consolidated the role of the RudraM-II system as a force multiplier to the Armed Forces, he said.

Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr Samir V Kamat complimented the DRDO team for their untiring efforts and contribution culminating into the successful flight test.