Jaipur, May 24: In a major breakthrough for Indian defence forces, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday successfully an indigenously-developed 500 kg inertially Guided Bomb at the Pokhran test firing range in Rajasthan. The bomb hit its target at 30 km with high precision.
Earlier this month, The DRDO conducted a successful flight test of ABHYAS -- high-speed expendable aerial target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha. "The flight test was tracked by various radars and electro-optic systems and proved its performance in fully autonomous waypoint navigation mode," a Defence Ministry release said.
Visuals of the test conducted by the DRDO:
#Visuals: DRDO today successfully test-fired an indigenously-developed 500 kg inertially Guided Bomb at the Pokhran test firing range in Rajasthan. The bomb hit its target at 30 km with high precision. pic.twitter.com/sFKp92oJRt
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On May 22, the Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully test fired BrahMos air version missile from its frontline Su-30MKI fighter aircraft. According to the IAF, the launch from the aircraft was smooth and the missile followed the desired trajectory before directly hitting the land target.