India develops new anti-radiation missile

The NGARM from India's DRDO

India's Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) conducted a successful test-firing of their New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (NGARM) from an Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft in the Odisha coast of the Bay of Bengal last 18 January 2019.

The missile was able to hit its target, and the DRDO confirmed that they were able to demonstrate the missile's main components including the seeker, navigation, control system, structural integrity and aeronautic efficiency.

The NGARM was design to have a maximum range of up to 100 kilometers, targetting radars, communication systems, and tracking facilities. It is said to use a locally developed dual-pulse, solid-propellant rocket motor, and can be guided by passive and active radar seekers, as well as by an inertial navigation system (INS) with GPS.

Once development is complete, it is planned to be equipped on the Indian Air Force's Su-30MKI and HAL Tejas light combat aircraft.

[1] IHS Jane's
[2] Defence World
[2] Delhi Defence Review

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