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The Defence and Research Development Organisation (DRDO) have successfully tested an indigenous Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft.it is Designed and developed in the country. It is used to destroy runways, bunkers, aircraft hangers and other reinforced structures.

DRDO tested the anti-airfield weapon system from a jet

DRDO Tested the Anti-airfield Weapon System from a Jet

DRDO tested the anti-airfield weapon system from a jet

About Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon

  • Its long standoff range of 100 km will allow the IAF to hit adversary airfields with high precision from a safe distance.
  • The captive and release trials were tracked by radar and telemetry ground stations at the Integrated Test Range.
  • Performance of all systems was satisfactory with all mission objectives achieved.
  • Lightweight high-precision guided bomb.
  • The government sanctioned the Rs 56.58 crore SAAW project in September 2013.
  • The trial mode mounting of the SAAW on Jaguar DARIN-II aircraft is manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.
Defence Research and Development Organisation

Defence Research and Development Organisation

Defence Research and Development Organisation

About Defence Research and Development Organisation

  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Founded: 1958
  • Annual budget: 103 billion INR (2011–2012, US$1.5 billion)
  • Number of employees: 30,000
  • With a network of 52 laboratories, which are engaged in developing defence technologies covering various fields, like aeronautics, armaments, electronics, land combat engineering, life sciences, materials, missiles, and naval systems, DRDO is India’s largest and most diverse research organisation.
  • The organisation includes around 5,000 scientists belonging to the Defence Research & Development Service (DRDS).
  • Having about 25,000 other scientific, technical and supporting personnel.
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Image of Mission of DRDO

Image of Mission of DRDO

- Published/Last Modified on: December 26, 2016

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