DRDO Successfully Test Fires Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) System

With the recent test-firing of Agni-V missile, India simultaneously and successfully tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon System or the SAAW system.

About SAAW:
  1. The Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon is an indigenously designed and developed smart weapon.
  2. It is a 120 kg-class light-weight high-precision guided bomb and one of the world class weapons systems.
  3. It is developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  4. The weapon is capable of engaging ground targets with high precision up to a range of 100 km which include runways, bunkers, aircraft hangers and other reinforced structures.
About The Project and Test Firing:
  1. The SAAW was test fired from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter at the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha.

    SAAW Su-30
    The latest SAAW test was carried on Su-30MKI
  2. During the test, the captive and release trials were tracked by Radar and Telemetry ground stations at ITR during the entire duration of the flight.
  3. The performance of all systems was satisfactory with all the mission objectives achieved.
  4. This is the second time in the last seven months when such a test has been successful. Earlier this year in May, the DRDO conducted the first test on the weapon system from the IAF Jaguar DARIN-II aircraft in Bengaluru.

    SAAW Jaguar
    SAAW was tested from IAF Jaguar Earlier in May
  5. ₹58 crore was sanctioned for the project by the government in September 2013.

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