Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW)

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    • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF) have jointly carried out two flight tests of the indigenously-developed smart anti-airfield weapon.

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    • The project: The SAAW project was approved by the Government of India in 2013. The first successful test of the weapon was conducted in May 2016.
    • Maximum range: The system is designed for a maximum range of 100 kilometres.
    • Two different configurations: Based on satellite navigation and electro-optical sensors have been successfully tested.
    • The electro-optic sensor: has been developed indigenously.
      • Electro optical configuration of the system is equipped with Imaging Infra-Red (IIR) Seeker technology enhancing the precision strike capability of the weapon.
    • Smooth release and ejection: The newly adapted launcher ensured smooth release and ejection of the weapon while advanced guidance and navigation algorithms, software performed as per the mission requirements.

    Source: PIB