Stand-Off Anti-Tank (SANT) Missile successfully test-fired

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  • October 22, 2020
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Stand-Off Anti-Tank (SANT) Missile successfully test-fired

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Defence & Security

In news

  • India successfully test-fired the Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile off the coast of Odisha.

Key takeaways

  • 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.

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