Indigenous Anti-Airfield Bomb tested

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  1. Chinmoy

    Chinmoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    Actually its more of an cluster bomb then a huge single one like SDB. It has been created to make a stretch of around 2 km of any runway useless for launching aircraft.
    Unlike Isreali Durandal which does have two fuses in a single penetrator bomb, it is a cluster of smaller penetration war heads.
     
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    Successful Flight Test of Guided Bombs

    Indigenously developed light weight Glide Bomb, SAAW (Smart Anti Airfield Weapon) was successfully tested from Indian Air Force aircraft in the ranges at ITR, 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 accuracies. 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.

    Raksha Mantri Smt 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. Director General Missiles and Strategic System DG (MSS) Dr G Satheesh Reddy said it’s a major milestone in the indigenous capabilities to develop guided bombs.

    http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx
     
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