What is the News?
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF) flight have successfully tested helicopter-launched Stand-off Anti-Tank (SANT) missile from Pokhran ranges.
What is SANT Missile?
Stand-off Anti-Tank(SANT) is an indigenously designed and developed air-to-surface missile.
The missile has been designed and developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad in coordination with other DRDO labs.
Key Features of SANT Missile
Firstly, the missile is equipped with a state-of-the-art millimetre wave(MMW) seeker, which provides high precision strike capability from a safe distance.
Secondly, the missile can neutralise targets in a range of up to 10 km.
Significance of the launch of SANT Missile
Hence, the missile is expected to further strengthen the arsenal of the Indian Air Force(IAF).
Source: This post is based on the article “DRDO & Indian Air Force successfully flight-test indigenous Stand-Off Anti-Tank Missile” published in PIB on 11th December 2021.