Indigenous Anti-Airfield Bomb tested

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  1. LETHALFORCE

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    I agree with abongdonboy I would also like to suggest having a sniper unit using these savages for practice highly capable snipers have taken out taliban over 1km away

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    Hitting a ground target like mobile vehicle and small camps need visual identification before being attacked

    The reason why USA and west uses Drones armed with anti armour missiles
     
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    I didn't get the connection between your 2 statements. Can you clarify? What does visual confirmation has to do with armour missiles?
     
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    Guys............... The thread has been derailed.
     
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    You peoples don't understand the meaning of visual identification but talking about Close air support and ground attack capability

    Amen
     
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    Oh really... Take your time to get some sleep
     
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    Were you born with this knowledge of missile tech?
     
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    Answer it otherwise get off... :meh:
     
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    Answer what?

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    Seems like second sucessfull Test

    DRDO successfully flight tests Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon

    The 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. 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) & 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.

    pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=155817
     
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    Wonder whether it used GPS, IRNSS or simple INS....
     
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    It would be good to know that if it uses Unique Scene matching technology. That gives it autonomous capability to some extent. Unlike dumb bombs these can guide themselves towards the airfield if they have scene matching technology.
     
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    Unlikely. Its a glide bomb. So it needs to have precise knowledge of its target even before launch. It can't undertake maneuver like a CM to have TERCOM tech in it. So I believe its a GPS guided bomb as of now.
     
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    lupgain Offence is best defense

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    Though Congrats to DRDO for testing SAAW, but this doesn't make up for Nirbhay failure...and...inevitable future they will meet..
     
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    Anti-runway bombs are not new. Armour piercing bombs can be effectively used as anti-runway bomb if they have delayed fuze.
     
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    Its a smart long range glide bomb
     
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    prasoon bol raha hai , it is a directed-energy weapon (DEW) (aur Israel ne madad ki hai ) ....................if he is Right then if will be a Good reply to Paki Nukes & their Air defence systems , may be this can counter Chinese s-400 too .
     
  19. scatterStorm

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    It is supposed to be a glide bomb, otherwise no way the ballistic trajectory could achieve such great distance, I remember Raytheon a PGM with a dimension of SDB's and they have fin that activates after the launch, enabling them to a flight of 80+ km. Even Rehinmetall & Isreal in co-op created a PGM with fins with Grid pattern.

     
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    Agreed! The warhead construction at the nose might be of depleted uranium to achieve extra penetration.
     

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