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Anti – Radiation Missile by DRDO to be ready in 3 – 5 years
A new state – of – the art, anti – radiation missile that can target enemy radars and communication facilities is being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization ( DRDO ).
At present there is no such missile in India’s arsenal, while some advanced countries, including the US, Israel and Russia, have such a weapon, top DRDO sources told The Hindu here on Sunday.
The government recently gave the go-ahead for the project, and the design work has already begun at one of the key DRDO laboratories here.
Sources added that in any war scenario, radar and communication facilities of the enemy would be the first target.
The new air – to – surface 100-km range tactical missile picks up radiation or signals emitted by radars and communication systems, homes on to the target and destroys the network. The missile’s front – end comprises a sensor to pick up various radio frequencies. The missile is expected to be ready in the next three to five years. After a series of developmental trials, it will be integrated with fighter aircraft, including Sukhoi and Light Combat Aircraft.