Air-Launched Weapons

India conducts successful test flight of SAAW glide bomb

05 November 2017

The Indian government announced on 3 November that the Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully flight-tested the indigenously developed Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur on the country’s east coast.

The Press Information Bureau (PIB) said in a statement that three tests of the precision-guided gliding munition were recently conducted under different release conditions in which the weapon, which was released from an IAF aircraft, reached its intended targets at a distance of more than 70 km with a high degree of accuracy.

The weapon has been under development by the state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in collaboration with the IAF.

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