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India's ROCKS Missile: Features and Capabilities



  Apr 27, 2024

India’s ROCKS missile



Q: What is ROCKS?

A: ROCKS is a quasi-ballistic missile developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Q: What is the range of ROCKS?

A: The range of ROCKS is less than 300 km.

Q: What type of targets can ROCKS strike?

A: ROCKS can strike high-value stationary and relocatable targets above ground or underground, and heavily fortified targets with pinpoint accuracy.

Q: Can ROCKS evade enemy air defenses?

A: Yes, ROCKS has stand-off capabilities, allowing it to evade modern enemy air defense systems.

Q: How does ROCKS navigate to its target?

A: ROCKS uses a GPS navigation system, homing device, and scene matching technology to navigate to its target.

Q: Can ROCKS operate in different environments?

A: Yes, ROCKS can operate in day, night, and all-weather conditions, thanks to its advanced electro-optical seeker.

Q: Can ROCKS hit moving targets?

A: Yes, ROCKS is capable of hitting moving targets.

Q: What is the significance of ROCKS for the Indian Air Force?

A: ROCKS significantly increases India's ability to target deep inside enemy territory without crossing its own airspace, and can be manufactured locally under the Atmanirbhar initiative.


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