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.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58March 21 2018 10:55:20

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16March 21 2018 10:55:20

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18March 21 2018 10:55:20

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

Most Watched

China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords