The Defence and Research Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft. SAAW, an indigenously designed and developed 120-kg class smart weapon, developed by DRDO, is capable of engaging ground targets with high precision up to a range of 100 km. The lightweight high precision guided bomb is one of the world-class weapon systems.
The captive and release trials were tracked by radar and telemetry ground stations at ITR during the entire duration of the flight. The performance of all systems were satisfactory with mission objectives achieved.
Secretary, Department of Defence (R&D) & Chairman, DRDO, Dr S. Christopher, congratulated DRDO and the IAF teams for the successful mission.