In April-May HAL will test an entirely new weapon system over the sea from an aircraft flying at around 20,000 ft, and glide over towards a designated target some 80 km away. The weapon in question, is DRDO's latest baby the SAAW — short for Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon, a munition designed to destroy runways at stand-off distances. The aircraft dropping the weapon will be a Hawk-i, on its first ever weapons run. The weapon will by guided to its target by an Israeli Litening laser designator pod on the aircraft.

IDN at Aero India 2019