Jaisalmer: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested indigenously developed light weight glide bomb Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) at the at Chandan field firing range in Pokhran. The bomb was dropped from an Indian Air Force fighter Jaguar aircraft. 

During the test, weapon system was integrated with live warhead. It successfully destroyed targets with high precision. A dummy target was set which was successfully destroyed by the weapon during the trials. During the trials, DRDO, IAF and other senior officers were present.

According to an official, “It was indigenously developed by state-run DRDO in collaboration with IAF and the Research Centre Imarat (RCI). Now, it will be inducted into Armed forces.” 

SAAW is a long-range precision-guided anti-airfield weapon. A total of three tests with eighth rounds of developmental trials with different release conditions and ranges were conducted

SAAW was first successful test was conducted in May 2016 and thereafter another successful test was conducted in November 2017 and again it was followed by a series of three successful tests in December 2017 in Chandipur, Orissa.