In a big boost to Indian defence capabilities, DRDO on Friday successfully test fired the Glide Bomb – a Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW). The guided bomb released from an aircraft and guided through precision navigation system, can reach targets at greater than 70 km range, with high accuracy, a Ministry of Defence press release said. Glide Bomb, an indigenously developed light weight weapon, was declared successfully tested after three tests in different release conditions and ranges. The guided bomb is developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI), DRDO along with other laboratories of DRDO and Indian Air Force, the release said.
Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated DRDO scientists and Indian Air Force for the successful tests. Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO, S Christopher congratulated the team which conducted the test. Christopher said that SAAW will be inducted soon into the Armed Forces. Director General Missiles and Strategic System DG (MSS) Dr G Satheesh Reddy said termed the test as a “major milestone” in the indigenous capabilities to develop guided bombs.
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