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.

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