The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is working hard to develop a smart anti-airfield weapon for the Indian Air Force and is expected to commission delivery by 2020, New Indian Express has reported.
The weapon is being developed for the last four years at DRDO’s Research Imarat Centre in Hyderabad. It is equipped with an inertial navigation system which uses motion sensors, gyroscopes to continuously calculate a moving object’s position.
This weapon is designed to restrict enemy troop movement, penetrate canopies and demolish bunkers to achieve combat superiority.
The weapon is also capable of sending back target images for better damage assessment at the time of the airstrike.
So far the smart anti-airfield weapon also known as SAAW has been successfully tested 17 times and boasts of an accuracy of 7 to 20 metres.
As reported earlier, SAAW is integrated with a live warhead and is capable of destroying various targets using precision navigation.
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