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Successful Test Launch of Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile

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  • December 13, 2021
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Successful Test Launch of Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile

Part of: Prelims 

In News: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF) flight-tested the indigenously designed and developed Helicopter launched Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile from Pokhran ranges successfully.

  • Equipped with a state-of-the-art MMW seeker which provides high precision strike capability from a safe distance. The weapon can neutralise targets in a range up to 10 kms. 
  • This is the third in the series of indigenous stand-off weapons to be tested in recent times after long range bomb and smart anti airfield weapon for strengthening the arsenal of IAF. The indigenous development of various configurations for different applications with advanced technologies is a firm march towards ‘Aatmanirbharta’ in defence.

News Source: PIB 

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