Stand-Off Anti-Tank (SANT) Missile successfully test-fired
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Defence & Security
- India successfully test-fired the Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile off the coast of Odisha.
- Developed by: DRDO’s research centre, Imarat, in collaboration with the Indian Air Force.
- It will have both Lock-on After Launch and Lock-on Before Launch capability.
- It is, reportedly, an upgrade on India’s Helina missile believed to have a range of 7 to 8km.
- The new missile is said to have a range of between 15 and 20km.
- It also comes equipped with a nose-mounted active radar seeker, enabling the launch platform to be located at a safe distance from the target area.