DRDO successfully tests Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon, capable of engaging targets up to 100 km

The light-weight high precision guided bomb is one of the world class weapons systems.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published:December 24, 2016 7:09 pm

 

DRDO, DRDO anti airfield weapon, DRDO weapon testing, DRDO weapon programme SAAW, an indigenously designed and developed 120 kg. class smart weapon, developed by DRDO, is capable of engaging ground targets with high precision up to a range of 100 kms.

The Defence and Research Development Organization (DRDO) on Friday successfully flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft. SAAW, an indigenously designed and developed 120 kg. class smart weapon, developed by DRDO, is capable of engaging ground targets with high precision up to a range of 100 kms. The light-weight high precision guided bomb is one of the world class weapons systems.

The captive and release trials were tracked by Radar and Telemetry ground stations at ITR during the entire duration of the flight. The performance of all systems were satisfactory with all the mission objectives achieved. Secretary, Department of Defence (R&D) and Chairman, DRDO, Dr S. Christopher, congratulated DRDO and the IAF teams for the successful mission.

Scientific Advisor to RM and DG (Missile and Strategic Systems), DRDO, Dr G. Satheesh Reddy, lauded the scientific community of the DRDO for their efforts towards the design and development of this state-of-the-art smart weapon within the set time frame.

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    DKI
    Dec 24, 2016 at 3:37 pm
    Thanks to our blood-e partner Israel.
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      Lumdheeng
      Dec 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm
      Terrorist spotted and spotted.P@kh@nastan useless.
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        Desi babu
        Dec 24, 2016 at 5:35 pm
        Congrats DRDO. As usual Airforce will come up with an impossible list of needs. Army will say we like foreign stuff. Truth is they want honey traps and kickbacks. While all officers are sipping expensive drinks in barracks, Jawans will be sacrificed. Tax payer money will be wasted at 40B dollars a year but we cannot even get POK back. DRDO folks just get a job in the West and move on, atleast ur kids and family will be happy.
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          Pawar RS
          Dec 24, 2016 at 7:07 pm
          Great job Christopher- looks like a Merry X'mas gift to the country !!
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            Hpg Hdl
            Dec 24, 2016 at 6:51 pm
            Donkey littering here and there.
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              Vivek narain
              Dec 24, 2016 at 4:35 pm
              The war games are getting sharp.
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                OmKar
                Dec 24, 2016 at 2:51 pm
                good going
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                  Pmg Pillai
                  Dec 25, 2016 at 12:02 am
                  From the report the wealon seems to be good and useful hence it must be abudactured and stck held for the eststed number for use when required dated sunday decber 25th 2016 Tim 0530hrs ist
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