DRDO tests 1,000-kg class guided glide bomb
A1,000-kg glide bomb designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was successfully tested recently in the Bay of Bengal of the coast of Odisha. The bomb was dropped by an Indian Air Force aircraft, The bomb, guided by its ‘onboard navigation system’ glided for nearly 100 km before hitting the target with great precision.
The flight of the glide bomb was monitored by radars and electro-optic systems stationed at the integrated test range (ITR). multiple DRDO laboratories namely, DARE, Bengaluru, ARDE, Pune and TBRL, Chandigarh, with RCI, Hyderabad as the nodal laboratory have contributed towards development of the glide bomb. The complete avionics package and navigation system has been designed and developed by RCI.