Smart Anti Airfield weapon successfully test fired | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

Smart Anti Airfield weapon successfully test fired

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Indigenously designed and developed guided bombs Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW) was successfully tested in Rajasthan.

The SAAW was tested in Chandan range, was integrated with a live warhead, which was able to destroy the targets with high precision. The telemetry and tracking systems captured the mission events. This weapon is capable of destroying a variety of ground targets using precision navigation. A total of three tests with different release conditions were conducted during August 16-18. All the mission objectives have been achieved.
The weapon has undergone eight developmental trials till date and performance of the system for different ranges under multiple launch conditions has been demonstrated. Senior officials from Defence Research and Development Organisation or the DRDO, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Indian Air Force participated and witnessed the flight tests.

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