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IAF submits proposal to government for purchase of Rs 1400 crore missiles for fighter planes

The IAF has submitted a Rs 1,400 crore proposal to the government for purchasing Rudram's next-generation anti-radiation missiles as part of an effort to introduce locally made weapon systems

November 25, 2022 7:45 IST | India Infoline News Service

Indian Air Force has requested the government to purchase Rudram's next-generation anti-radiation missiles (NGARM) to locate and destroy enemy radar sites, according to defense sources.


Defense officials informed ANI that a high-level conference would soon decide on a proposal for the acquisition of sophisticated missiles created by the Defense Research and Development Organization.


The Indian Air Force has already tested the next-generation anti-radiation missiles from its fleet of Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft, claiming they can take down enemy radar installations during combat. According to the officials, the Indian Air Force can hit targets covertly if radar systems are destroyed.


IAF fighters like the Sukhoi-30 and the Mirage-2000 can fire the NGARM. It is precise and designed to follow a radar system even when not in use. The first indigenously created anti-radiation missile from India, the NGARM, travels at Mach 2, or twice the speed of sound.

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