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Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW)

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  • January 23, 2021
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Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW)

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

In news 

  • DRDO successfully conducted captive and release trial of indigenously developed Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from Hawk-I of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) off the Odisha coast.

Key takeaways

  • The smart weapon was successfully test fired from Indian Hawk-Mk132 of HAL. 
  • This was the 9th successful mission of SAAW conducted by DRDO till now.
  • Indigenously designed and developed by: DRDO
  • This is 125 Kg class smart weapon, capable of engaging ground enemy airfield assets such as radars, bunkers, taxi tracks, and runways etc. up to a range of 100 kms. 
  • The high precision guided bomb is light weight as compared to weapon system of the same class.

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