SAAW: Smart Anti Airfield Weapon

Q.  What does SAAW stand for in the context of lightweight glide bombs?
- Published on 06 Nov 17

a. Smart Anti Airfield Weapon
b. Smart Anti Aerial Weapon
c. Smart Anti Area Weapon
d. Smart Anti Army Weapon

ANSWER: Smart Anti Airfield Weapon
SAAW: Smart Anti Airfield Weapon The government indicated on 3rd Nov 2017 that an indigenously developed light weight 'Glide' bomb has been successfully tested in Chandipur in Odisha, marking a major milestone in developing such weapons.

The bomb - SAAW (Smart Anti Airfield Weapon) - was dropped from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur on Thursday.

"The guided bomb released from the aircraft and guided through precision navigation system, reached the targets at greater than 70 km range, with high accuracies," the defence ministry said in a statement.

It said a total of three tests with "different release conditions" and ranges were conducted and were all successful.

The guided bomb is developed by the Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), along with other laboratories of the DRDO and the Indian Air Force.

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