Indigenously developed Anti-Radiation Missile

Anti-Radiation Missile (ARM)-

  • An anti-radiation missile (ARM) is a missile designed to detect and home in on an enemy radio emission source.Typically, these are designed for use against an enemy radar, although jammers and even radios used for communications can also be targeted in this manner.
  • Advanced State-of-the-art air-to-surface tactical missile
  • will target the enemy’s air defence capabilities by attacking radars and communication facilities.
  • Range – 100 to 125 km
  • Will be mounted on combat aircraft Sukhoi (Su-30) and Tejas-Light Combat Aircraft.
  • The missile picks up the radiation or signals of radars and communication facilities and homes on to the targets to destroy them.
  • Being developed by Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL)
  • Instead of thrust propulsion, the missile uses dual pulse propulsion system as in the case of LR-SAM. The dual pulse propulsion will widen the envelope as well as the engagement capability of the missile. After coasting the missile for the required duration by firing the first pulse, the second pulse will be initiated just before interception of the target or during the terminal phase

Test flights

  • Captive flight trials the Anti-Radiation Missile (ARM) are planned for April-May this year, and the maiden flight test by year-end
  • The entire missile is being developed indigenously, including the seeker. The missile will be inducted in about two years after conducting a number of developmental trials.
  • According to DRDO sources, scientists will evaluate the performance of the seeker, navigation and control system, structural capability and aerodynamic vibrations during the captive flight trials.
  • These will be followed by ground testing and the missile will be fired from Su-30 during the actual flight trial by year-end
  • Only a few countries, including the U.S. and Germany, have ARMs at present
  • The dual pulse propulsion system could be configured with other air-to-surface and air-to-air missiles
Related Posts
Urban Development-Central Sponsored Mega City Scheme & Smart City Mission
Government of India has introduced the centrally sponsored Mega City scheme during the year 1995. Under this scheme a sum of Rs.241.75 crore central share and equal share under state grant i.e.Rs.241.75 crore was provided to ...
READ MORE
Do you know what about Dasara Golden Chariot Train? KAS/KPSC 2016 Challengers
Dasara special package train tour on the Golden Chariot The Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) will launch the Dasara special package train tour on the Golden Chariot from October 1, ...
READ MORE
Bird flu outbreak and all you need to know about Avian Influenza
Bird flu outbreak and measures taken  As many as 35,000 chicken have died in 20 days at Melakera in Humnabad taluk, sending shockwaves among those in the poultry farming industry. Animal Husbandry ...
READ MORE
Historically, the armed forces employed women only as doctors or nurses, and started allowing them to serve as short service commission officers in the 1990s. The Indian military has refused women ...
READ MORE
Explained: NAM “Non Aligned Movement”- Important for IAS/KAS
Why in News: The  17th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was held on 17 and 18 September in Margarita Island, northeast of Venezuela, in ...
READ MORE
Four-day World Congress on Disaster Management concluded on Sunday with the unanimous adoption of ‘Visakhapatnam Declaration’ calling for a comprehensive action plan for a disaster-resilient society The declaration was drafted after ...
READ MORE
India near bottom of intellectual property index
India was ranked 37 out of 38 countries, with only Venezuela scoring lower, in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce-International Intellectual Property Index. The report, comes at a time when the government ...
READ MORE
FREE SUNDAY CURRENT AFFAIRS CLASS
KEEPING OUR COMMITMENT TO PROVIDE QUALITY CURRENT AFFAIRS.. NammaKPSC WILL BE CONDUCTING ITS 5th FREE SESSION THIS SUNDAY DID YOU MISS READING IMPORTANT ISSUES THIS MONTH? DONT WORRY... COME THIS ...
READ MORE
RNTCP or the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program is the state-run tuberculosis control initiative of the Government of India. It incorporates the principles of directly observed treatment-shortcourse (DOTS), the global TB ...
READ MORE
Urban Development-Central Sponsored Mega City Scheme & Smart
Do you know what about Dasara Golden Chariot
Bird flu outbreak and all you need to
Women in the armed forces
Explained: NAM “Non Aligned Movement”- Important for IAS/KAS
Visakhapatnam Declaration
India near bottom of intellectual property index
Daily KPSC interview discussion
FREE SUNDAY CURRENT AFFAIRS CLASS
TB treatment programme – Issues