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DRDO SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTS CAPTIVE AND RELEASE TRIAL OF SAAW

DRDO SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTS CAPTIVE AND RELEASE TRIAL OF SAAW

Context

Recently, the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) test-fired the SAAW (Smart Anti Airfield Weapon) from Hawk aircraft successfully.

Details

  • SAAW has been developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO). SAAW is the 1st smart weapon fired from an Indian Hawk.
  • It has the capacity to hit the targets with precision up to a range of 100 kilometres.
  • It is designed to destroy targets such as runways, bunkers, reinforced structures and aircraft hangers.
  • This was the ninth successful mission of SAAW conducted by DRDO till now.
  • It was a text book launch, which met all mission objectives.
  • The telemetry and tracking systems installed at Interim Test Range (ITR), Balasore captured all the mission events.

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