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RUDRAM Anti-Radiation Missile

Anti-Radiation Missile

Anti-Radiation Missile

Sanskrit name Rudram was given in keeping with tradition, because it includes the letters ARM (the acronym for anti-radiation missile) and the word in Sanskrit describes a “remover of sorrows” (one of its meanings) .


Anti-Radiation Missile
  • The reason RUDRAM was tested off a Su-30 is that the jets constitute the largest fighter fleet in the IAF, and have a carrying capacity second only to the newly inducted Rafales՚.
  • Currently, the IAF uses Russian-origin Kh-31 R anti-radiation missiles, which are deployed with Su-30s too. Other anti-radiation missiles are ground-based.


Radiation Characteristics

Rudram Tested at Balasore

  • Due to China tensions - induction and deployment of the 700-km range surface-to-surface supersonic Shaurya strategic missile.
  • India had tested the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) .
  • The HSTDV will be developed as a carrier vehicle for hypersonic and long-range cruise missiles.

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