The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully test fired the Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW)from a flight. The SAAW was test fired from a Hawk-i aircraft off the coast of Odisha. The indigenous weapon was developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI).
“HAL has been focusing on the Atmanirbhar Bharat campaign. The company owned Hawk-i platform is being extensively used for certification of systems and weapons developed indigenously by DRDO and CSIR labs,” said R Madhavan, CMD, HAL.
The SAAW is an aircraft launched, advanced, precision strike weapon of 125 kg category used to attack and destroy enemy airfield assets such as radars, bunkers, taxi tracks, runways within a range of 100 km. SAAW has been earlier successfully test fired from Jaguar aircraft.