An Indian Air Force (IAF) staff and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday efficiently flight-tested the nation’s first indigenously developed long-range bomb (LRB) from a fighter jet over Balasore in Odisha.
The bomb is a part of the category of weapons with a variety of 50 to 150 km. The authorities didn’t share particulars concerning the weapons, however talked about that the LRB was examined from an aerial platform.
The Defence Ministry mentioned that the bomb, “after release from the IAF fighter aircraft, was guided to a land-based target at a long-range with accuracy within specified limits”. “All the mission objectives were successfully met,” it added.
The flight of the bomb and the efficiency was monitored by a variety of vary sensors, together with Electro Optical Tracking System (EOTS), Telemetry and radar deployed by the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha, the assertion learn.
The bomb has been designed and developed by DRDO’s Research Centre Imarat (RCI) laboratory in Hyderabad, in coordination with different DRDO laboratories. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and the Air Force for the profitable flight trial and acknowledged that it will show to be a power multiplier for the armed forces.