DRDO & Indian Air Force successfully flight-test indigenous Stand-Off Anti-Tank Missile

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

In recent times, SANT is the third in the series of indigenous stand-off weapons which has been tested. The others were the long-range bombs and smart anti airfield weapons.

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 Missilepublished in PIB on 11th December 2021.

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