Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Flight tests of laser-guided bombs conducted

The user trials of laser-guided bombs developed by the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) were conducted on Wednesday by Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft over the Pokhran range in Rajasthan.

The ADE is a unit of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

The flight tests with the laser-guided bombs were conducted after extensive simulation, design validation and ground experiments.

A series of flight evaluations was done earlier and one of them took place in January.

A DRDO press release said the flight tests had demonstrated the accuracy, reliability and performance of these precision air-launched bombs.

A number of high technology components were developed by the Indian industries for this advanced weapon package, which had reached the maturity level, a DRDO official said.

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