DRDO & IAF Flight-Test Long Range Bomb Monitored From ITR In Odisha’s Balasore
New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) jointly flight-tested an indigenously-developed long-range bomb successfully from an aerial platform on Friday.
The DRDO in a statement said the long-range bomb, after release from the IAF fighter aircraft, guided to a land-based target at a long range with accuracy within specified limits. All the mission objectives were successfully met, it added.
The flight of the bomb and the performance was monitored by a number of range sensors including the Electro Optical Tracking System (EOTS), telemetry, and radar deployed by the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Balasore district.
The long-range bomb has been designed and developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI), a DRDO laboratory at Hyderabad.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has appreciated the efforts of DRDO and IAF for the successful flight trial.
DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy, in his message, said successful flight test of the long-range bomb has marked an important milestone in indigenous development of this class of systems.