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Air-Launched Weapons

India successfully tests its locally developed Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon

28 December 2016

India's state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test fired its Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from an Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) on the country's east coast, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in New Delhi said in a 24 December statement.

The indigenously designed and developed 120 kg smart weapon, which was flight tested a day earlier, is capable of engaging ground targets with high precision up to a range of 100 km, according to the MoD.

"The captive and release trials [of the SAAW] were tracked by radar and telemetry ground stations at the ITR during the entire duration of the flight," said the MoD, adding that all trial mission objectives were "satisfactorily achieved".



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