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India successfully tests homegrown Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon

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World Defense & Security News - India
 
 
India successfully tests homegrown Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon
 
The Indian Defence and Research Development Organization (DRDO) yesterday 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.
     
India successfully tests homegrown Smart Anti Airfield Weapon 640 001India carries out flight tests of the SAAW weapon system from an IAF Jaguar Darin II fighter aircraft
(Source: Internet)
     
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) & 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.

In May 2016, the DRDO conducted the first test on the weapon system from the IAF Jaguar DARIN-II aircraft in Bengaluru in Karnataka.

The test was carried out by IAF's Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE). The trial mode mounting of the SAAW on Jaguar DARIN-II aircraft is manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.