India successfully tests home-made guided bombs: defense ministry

Updated 2017-11-04 13:31:57 Xinhua

India successfully tested indigenously-developed light weight guided bombs in eastern state of Odisha, defense ministry officials said Saturday.

The tests were made from an Indian Air Force aircraft at the Integrated Test Range, off the coast in Chandipur.

The SAAW (Smart Anti Airfield Weapon), released from the aircraft and guided through precision navigation system, reached the targets with high accuracies.

"A total of three tests with different release conditions and ranges were conducted and all were successful," a statement released by India's defense ministry said.

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

Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated the DRDO scientists and the Indian Air Force for the successful tests.

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