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1:10 pm - Monday February 19, 2018

DRDO conducts successful Flight Test of Guided Bomb

Agencies, New Delhi

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully tested the guided bomb which is capable of destroying airstrips at Chandipur, a Defence Ministry release said on Friday. Indigenously developed by DRDO, the light weight Glide Bomb, SAAW (Smart Anti Airfield Weapon) was successfully tested from Indian Air Force aircraft in the ranges at Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, Odisha.

The guided bomb, released from the aircraft and guided through precision navigation system, reached the targets at greater than 70 km range, with high accuracy. A total of three tests with different release conditions and ranges were conducted and all were successful.

The guided bomb is developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI), DRDO along with other laboratories of DRDO and Indian Air Force. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated the DRDO scientists and Indian Air Force for the successful tests.

Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO, Dr. S Christopher congratulated the team and said SAAW will be inducted soon into the Armed Forces.

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