Home » News » Science&Technology » Successful Flight Test of Smart Anti Airfield Weapon

Successful Flight Test of Smart Anti Airfield Weapon

In yet another milestone, DRDO successfully conducted captive and release trial of indigenously developed Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from Hawk-I of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) off the Odisha coast on 21 January 2021.

The smart weapon was successfully test fired from Indian Hawk-Mk132 of HAL. This was the 9th successful mission of SAAW conducted by DRDO till now. It was a text book launch, which met all mission objectives. The telemetry and tracking systems installed at Interim Test  Range (ITR), Balasore captured all the mission events.

SAAW is indigenously designed and developed by DRDO’s Research Centre Imarat (RCI) Hyderabad. This is 125 Kg class smart weapon, capable of engaging ground enemy airfield assets such as radars, bunkers, taxi tracks, and runways etc. up to a range of 100 kms. The high precision guided bomb is light weight as compared to weapon system of the same class. The weapon was earlier successfully test fired from Jaguar aircraft.

Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO congratulated the teams involved in the successful trial.

 

 

About IIPnews

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

x

Check Also

India has a total of 53 operational satellites in space providing various identified services to the nation: Dr Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth ...

Climate Change makes children vulnerable to infectious diseases: Study

Scientists have found that climate parameters accounted for 9-18% of the total infectious disease cases ...

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh says, marine minerals from coastal and ocean sources will be key to India’s future economy

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth ...

The mystery behind the high abundance of Lithium in some evolved stars traced

Scientists have found a clue to the mystery behind the high abundance of Lithium— a ...

SWADESH, World’s First Multimodal Brain Imaging Data and Analytics, Developed at DBT-National Brain Research Centre, Haryana

DBT-National Brain Research Centre (DBT-NBRC) have recently developed project SWADESH, a unique brain initiative focusing ...

Need for socio-cultural changes, flexi work times & gender neutral pays highlighted at India-Israel Women in STEM conference

Experts from India and Israel highlighted the need for changes in the socio-cultural environment while ...

New State of Monster black hole detected 5 Billion Light years away could help study role of gravity in evolution of galaxies in early Universe

Indian Astronomers have found an active galaxy in a very bright state with 10 times ...

Multicopter DRONE design & developed by National Aerospace Laboratories- NAL has successfully demonstrated Covid-19 Vaccine delivery at remote location in outskirts of Bengaluru

National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) a constituent of CSIR, India has developed indigenous, medium class BVLOS ...

Ultra-sensitive, easy to use sensor can detect arsenic in food & water in 15 minutes

Dr. Vanish Kumar, an Inspire Faculty Fellow, has developed an ultra-sensitive, easy-to-use sensor for detecting ...

Indian stem cell & developmental biologist part of WHO advisory committee on human genome editing

Indian stem cell and developmental biologist Prof. Maneesha S Inamdar has been part of the ...

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com