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DRDO performs successful flight test of India's RudraM-II air-to-surface missile

By | Written by Adarsh Kumar Gupta
May 29, 2024 10:59 PM IST

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) took to X and announced that the flight test met all trial objectives.

India on Wednesday conducted the successful flight test of RudraM-II air-to-surface missile from the Su-30 MK-I platform of the Indian Air Force. The flight-test happened off the coast of Odisha at around 11:30 am, the Ministry of Defence said.

India on Wednesday conducted the successful flight test of RudraM-II air-to-surface missile from the Su-30 MK-I platform of the Indian Air Force.(DRDO)
India on Wednesday conducted the successful flight test of RudraM-II air-to-surface missile from the Su-30 MK-I platform of the Indian Air Force.(DRDO)

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) took to X and announced that the flight-test met all trial objectives.

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"Indigenously developed Air to Surface RudraM-II missile was successfully flight-tested from Su-30 MK-I off the Odisha coast today. The flight-test met all the trial objectives, validating the propulsion system, control & guidance algorithm @DefenceMinIndia @SpokespersonMoD," wrote DRDO.

The performance of the missile was 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, reported news agency ANI.

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Meanwhile, Defence minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the people involved for the big achievement. Taking to X, Office of the Defence Minister of India wrote, "Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh congratulated DRDO, IAF and industry on the successful test flight of RudraM-II from Su-30 MK-I platform. He said that the successful test has consolidated the role of RudraM-II system as a force multiplier to the Indian Armed Forces."

Secretary of the Department of Defence R&D and Chairman of DRDO Dr Samir V Kamat also complimented the DRDO team for their untiring efforts and contribution culminating in the successful flight test, the Defence Ministry said, reported news agency ANI.

About the RudraM-II Air-to-Surface missile

According to the Ministry of Defence, RudraM-II is an indigenously developed solid-propelled air-launched missile system. It's a Air-to-Surface missile which can neutralise many types of assets of India's enemies. Several state-of-the-art indigenous technologies developed by various DRDO laboratories have been incorporated into this missile system.

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