Air-Launched Weapons

India tests new anti-radiation missile

25 January 2019

India’s state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired the indigenously developed New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (NGARM) from an Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft to a range of 100 km on 18 January.

IAF sources told Jane’s on 25 January that the air-to-surface NGARM, which has been designed to destroy enemy radar as well as tracking and communication facilities, accurately hit its target in the Bay of Bengal during its maiden trial.

They said the test-firing “validated” the missile’s seeker, navigation, and control systems as well as the weapon’s “structural integrity” and “aerodynamic efficiency”.

Industry sources said that the NGARM employs an indigenously developed dual-pulse, solid-propellant rocket motor, and can be guided by a combination of passive and active radar seekers together with an inertial navigation system (INS) that is aided by GPS.

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