India test-fires smart anti-airfield weapon – SAAW

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It was a lucky Sunday for India armed forces as they carried out two successful test of indigenously developed crucial weapon systems.

In a big boost to its effort to develop anti-airfield warfare capabilities, Indian air force successfully test fired SAAW – smart anti airfield weapon system from its aircraft in Chandan range.

This successful test is carried out by Indian air force the same day when Indian army had also successfully tested heli-borne anti-tank guided missile Helina in Pokhran range.

In an official statement, ministry of defence said: “The weapon was integrated with live warhead and has destroyed the targets with high precision.”

India test-fires smart anti-airfield weapon - SAAW 2

IAF tests smart anti airfield weapon at Chandan airfield.

This weapon is capable of destroying variety of ground targets using precision navigation.

A total of three tests with different release conditions were conducted during 16 to 18 August 2018 and all the mission objectives have been achieved.

In the statement, the ministry of defence said that the weapon had undergone eight developmental trials till date and performance of system for different ranges under multiple launch conditions had been demonstrated.

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