Naveen Congratulates DRDO on Successfully Flight Testing of RudraM-II Air-to-Surface Missile

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday congratulated the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) on successfully flight-testing of the RudraM-II air-to-surface missile from Su-30 MK-I platform of the Indian Air Force (IAF) off the coast of Odisha.

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.

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, according to the Ministry of Defence.

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