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India Flight Tests Indigenous Upgraded SEAD Missile

India’s Defence Research & Development Organisation flight tested the indigenously-developed RudraM-II air-to-surface missile on Wednesday.

An Indian Air Force (IAF) Su-30 MK-I fighter launched the missile during the test, validating its propulsion system and control & guidance algorithm.

The anti-radiation missile is designed to strike enemy air defenses from a standoff range to enable unhindered penetration of air assets during an air attack.

It can strike a variety of enemy targets such as radars, surveillance, communication, and command and control centers.

RudraM-III in Development

A replacement for the IAF’s current Russian-origin suppression of enemy air defense Kh-31 missile, the solid-propelled RudraM-II has a range of over 300 kilometers (186 miles).

It can be launched from a range of altitudes and can detect enemy radio frequencies and radar signals from a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles).

India tested the RudraM-I four years ago.

An even more advanced version of the RudraM-II is reportedly under development with an expected range of 550 kilometers (341 miles).

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