The Rudram 1 is designed to detect and engage enemy radar systems, particularly those emitting radiation, making it an anti-radiation missile.

It is designed to be launched from Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft, including the Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jets, enhancing the IAF's stand-off capability against enemy air defense systems.

The missile is equipped with an active radar seeker that autonomously detects, tracks, and homes in on enemy radar emissions, ensuring high accuracy in engagement.

The Rudram 1 missile is intended for SEAD missions, targeting enemy radar installations to suppress their effectiveness and reduce the threat to friendly aircraft.

It has a significant engagement range, allowing it to be launched from stand-off distances, minimizing the risk to the launching aircraft while effectively engaging enemy radar systems.

The missile can operate in all weather conditions, ensuring operational flexibility and reliability during day or night, and in adverse weather scenarios.

The Rudram 1 is equipped with a high-explosive warhead designed to neutralize radar systems, communication facilities, and other critical targets.

Once launched, the missile operates autonomously, allowing the launching aircraft to maneuver or engage other targets, increasing mission flexibility and survivability.

With its active radar seeker and advanced guidance system, the Rudram 1 offers precision strike capabilities, minimizing collateral damage and maximizing target destruction.

The Rudram 1 missile is a product of India's indigenous defense industry, developed by DRDO as part of efforts to enhance the country's self-reliance in defense technology.