DRDO and Indian Air Force successfully flight-test Long Range Bomb
India: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force have jointly flight tested indigenously developed Long-Range Bomb successfully from an aerial platform.
The Long-Range Bomb after release from the IAF fighter aircraft, guided to a land-based target at a long range with accuracy within specified limits. All the mission objectives were successfully met. The flight of the bomb and the performance was monitored by a number of range sensors including Electro-Optical Tracking System, Telemetry and radar deployed by the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha.
The Long-Range Bomb has been designed and developed by Research Centre Imarat, a DRDO laboratory located at Hyderabad in coordination with other DRDO laboratories.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO, IAF and other teams associated with successful flight trial and stated that this will prove to be a force multiplier for the Indian Armed Forces.
Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy in his message to the teams said that successful flight test of Long-Range Bomb has marked an important milestone in indigenous development of this class of systems.