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India carries out two successful flight trials of laser guided bombs

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Jan 22, IRNA -- Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out two successful flight trials of laser-guided bombs for the Air Force to test the effectiveness of the guidance and control systems at the Chandipur integrated test range in Orissa.

“IAF officers flew their aircraft and released the bombs as per prescribed standard operating procedures”, on-board systems in both the trials worked satisfactorily and the mission objectives have been met”, said an official release issued here Thursday evening.

Bangalore-based Aeronautics Development Establishment has developed the guidance kit for 1000-pound Laser Guided Bombs and these are designed to improve accuracy of air-to-ground bombing by Air Force.

A number of tests have been performed both through simulation and flight tests over the last few years to reach the required performance levels.

The bomb, once released, by the mother aircraft at appropriate range, will seek the target and home on to it very accurately and with high reliability.

All the necessary on-board components are sourced from Indian industry.

Another DRDO Lab, Instruments Research and Development Establishment, Dehradun has partnered ADE in this project.

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