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I have a question.

The SAAW, as the name suggests is an anti airfield weapon. Can it be used in other roles economically and practically as well? For example targeting enemy bunkers, barracks, etc.

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Nope it's not economic viable.
A anti airfield bomb has multiple of small bombs inside they spreed out in a massive area to destroy runway.
For a bunker use small precision guided bomb
For a large building use large large precision guided bomb like spice, hammer, etc
 

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Can you explain, please?
Economically speaking, a single SAAW could deliver a dozen of bomblets on a area and turn it upside down. Its good against a huge infrastructure like runway.
But when talking of a small size target like a bunker, you need more precise weapon like bunker busters. Now these in itself are not economical as compared to SAAW.
Now theoretically SAAW could be more effective against such bunkers if you could make the bomblets smart and guided. But then it would not be economical. A 500kg or 750 kg guided bunker buster would be more practical and economical in that sense.
 

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BDL signed a partner agreement with Thales UK to localize 60% of the StarStreak ADS in India.
It is not only on offer to the Indian military but BDL will also serve as Thales global supply chain to manufacture and export the system.
Good Shit even if we dont buy we will sell it to entire world thanks to cheap labor yo.
I see this as a win win situation.
 

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BDL signed a partner agreement with Thales UK to localize 60% of the StarStreak ADS in India.
It is not only on offer to the Indian military but BDL will also serve as Thales global supply chain to manufacture and export the system.
When qrsam was not tested their was no such offer of manufacturing starstreak locally.
After successful test of qrsam starstreak was offered to manufactured in India.
Their was no tot in case of athos gun until atags was trailed to be finalized.
 

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Press release :-

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.
 

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When qrsam was not tested their was no such offer of manufacturing starstreak locally.
After successful test of qrsam starstreak was offered to manufactured in India.
Their was no tot in case of athos gun until atags was trailed to be finalized.
QRSAM is a short range SAM system while StarStreak is a MANPADS.
 

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Pearson Engineering to Supply 1,500 Track Width Mine Ploughs to Indian Army

Pearson Engineering is pleased to announce that we are now under contract to supply over 1,500 Track Width Mine Ploughs (TWMP) to the Indian Ministry of Defence. The order, which will see the Pearson plough integrated with the T-90 S/SK tank, will be delivered in partnership with BEML Limited.


With previous experience in integrating counter-mine capabilities with the T-72, T-90, Arjun Mk1


Main Battle Tank and BMP-2 Armoured Vehicles, Pearson Engineering is proud to be a current supplier to the Indian Army.

 

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ITI dispatches communication racks to Army
ITI Ltd. has dispatched the first consignment of communication racks, fabricated in-house at its Doorvaninagar factory in the city, to the Indian Army to support ASCON IV, the Army’s telecom network spread across different terrains in the northern, north-eastern, and western regions of the country.




After decades..imma hearing the name ITI in a positive productive way in the media
 

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