It seems to be a rbs-70 ng and mistral equivalent.No figures out yet. But just from the size of this thing in figure compared to the extension switch on the ground. It doesn't seem MANPAD to me.
There are systems weighing upto 20 kg with the missile and CLU unit. If it's less than say 20-25 kg combined.
It will be evolved in to a Biho type missile defenceThe bigger benefit will be in its spin off. It can be made into a canisterised Point Defence System. Also it will provide aircover to advancing armoured columns, giving them a range much beyond Shilka and given its networked operability, remote AEW can help armoured columns ambush aerial targets. And it is this network centricity which is the key. This would apply to all Indian air defence. From QRSAM to any other.
This is humungous news.
image via Defence Decode.
Finally the press release came, but no number's. We will have to wait for the def expo it seems.It will be evolved in to a Biho type missile defence