DRDO, IAF test fire indigenous Long-Range Bomb
Chandipur/UNI: DRDO and Indian Air Force jointly flight tested indigenously developed Long-Range Bomb (LRB) from an aerial platform on Thursday, an official statement said.
The LR Bomb, after release from the IAF fighter aircraft, guided to a land-based target at a long-range with accuracy within specified limits.
According to sources, an Indian Air Force fighter aircraft took off from Kalaikunda airforce base in West Bengal, and released the bomb that was guided to a land-based target at a long-range with accuracy within specified limits.
"All the mission objectives were successfully met," an official statement said.
The flight of the bomb and the performance was monitored by a number of range sensors including Electro Optical Tracking System (EOTS), Telemetry and radar deployed by the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha.
The LR Bomb has been designed and developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI), a DRDO laboratory located at Hyderabad in coordination with other DRDO laboratories.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, IAF and other teams associated with the successful flight trial and said it will prove to be a force multiplier for the Indian Armed Forces.
Secretary DDR&D and Chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy also congratulated the teams and said that successful flight test of Long-Range Bomb has marked an important milestone in indigenous development of this class of systems.