Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW)

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  • Developed by DRDO
  • SAAW is long-range lightweight high precision-guided anti-airfield weapon.
  • SAAW is an indigenously designed and developed 120 kilogram class smart weapon. 
  • It is designed for deep penetration with high degree of precision and is armed with high-explosive warhead, which is usually very difficult to achieve operationally with simple gravity bombs.
  • It is a light weight high precision guided bomb.
  • It can be used to destroy runways, aircraft hangers, bunkers and other reinforced structures.

Agni V

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  • It is an intercontinental ballistic missile
  • It is three-stage solid propellant nuclear-capable missile
  • It is a surface-to-surface missile
  • Developed by DRDO
  • Range : 5500-5800km
  • Engine : 3 stage solid fuel
  • Capable of carrying nuclear warheads of over one tonne
  • It carries Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicles (MIRV) payloads. A single MIRV equipped missile that can deliver multiple warheads at different targets
  • It is also a fire and forget missile, which once fired cannot be stopped, except by interceptor missile which only US, Russia and Israel have

 

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  • Short range
  • Nuclear capable
  • Surface-to-surface
  • Ballistic
  • It is first missile of the Agni series launched in 1983.
  • Developed by DRDO + DRDL (Defence Research Development Laboratory) + BDL (Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad)
  • It weighs 12 tonnes and is 15-metre-long.
  • It is designed to carry a payload of more than one tonne.
  • It is single stage missile powered by solid propellants.
  • It can hit a target 700 km away.
  • Its strike range can be extended by reducing the payload.
  • It can be fired from road and rail mobile launchers.
  • It is equipped with sophisticated navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision.
  • The missile already has been inducted into armed forces.
  • Since its induction it has proved its excellent performance in terms of range, accuracy and lethality.
  • It is also claimed to be a part of the India’s minimum credible deterrence under No first to use policy.

 

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