In this World of modernization, India has achieved enormous success in the field of defence warheads. India is testing newly developed weapons day by day which adds to the power of IAF. On Friday, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired an indigenously-developed 500 kg class guided bomb from a Sukhoi combat jet at Pokhran in Rajasthan. The defence ministry said the guided bomb achieved the desired range and hit the target with high precision.
The defence ministry also said, “The DRDO successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb today from Su-30 MKI Aircraft from the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.” It said all the mission objectives have been met during the test firing of the bomb, adding it is capable of carrying different warheads.
Few days before the IAF successfully test fired the aerial version of the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile from a Sukhoi jet at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The 2.5-tonne air-to-surface missile has a range of around 300 km. It will significantly enhance the IAF’s combat capability. The BrahMos cruise missile travels at a speed of Mach 2.8, nearly three times that of sound.
Two days after the test firing of the guided bomb took place. The weapon system is capable of carrying different warheads. The guided bomb achieved the desired range and hit the target with high precision thus meeting all the mission objectives.
It is a kind of Precision-guided munition (smart bomb) which is intended to precisely hit a specifically desired target so as to minimize collateral damage and increase fatality against intended targets.
It is basically an air-dropped guided bomb which contains metal penetrator rods of various sizes. It was designed to attack targets where an explosive effect may be undesirable and may result in unwanted casualties, like fuel storage tanks or chemical weapon stockpiles in civilian areas.