DRDO successfully tests guided bomb:

DRDO successfully tests guided bomb:

Context

  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully tested an indigenously developed light weight glide bomb, Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW) like airfields.

About the missile

  • The guided bomb released from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft and guided through precision navigation system
  • The missile reached the targets at greater than 70 km range with high accuracies.
  • The tests were conducted at Chandipur in Odisha.

About DRDO

  • Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) works under Department of Defence Research and Development of Ministry of Defence.
  • DRDO working towards enhancing self-reliance in Defence Systems and undertakes design & development leading to production of world class weapon systems and equipment in accordance with the expressed needs and the qualitative requirements laid down by the three services.
  • DRDO is working in various areas of military technology which include aeronautics, armaments, combat vehicles, electronics, instrumentation engineering systems, missiles, materials, naval systems, advanced computing, simulation and life sciences.
  • DRDO while striving to meet the Cutting edge weapons technology requirements provides ample spinoff benefits to the society at large thereby contributing to the nation building.
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