Smart anti-airfield weapon

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  • November 5, 2021
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Smart anti-airfield weapon

Part of: Prelims and GS-III – Defence and security 

Context The Defence Research and Development Organisation and the Indian Air Force have jointly carried out two flight tests of the indigenously- developed smart anti-airfield weapon.

  • In both the tests, the intended target was hit with high accuracy.

What is DRDO’s smart anti-airfield weapon?

  • The DRDO Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) is a long-range precision-guided anti-airfield weapon.
  • Developed by: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). 
  • It is designed to be capable of engaging ground targets with high precision up to a range of 100 km.
  • In September 2020, the SAAW was approved for procurement by the Indian Government for the Navy and the Air Force.

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