DRDO successfully flight tested Inertial Guided Bomb from an Su-30 MKI aircraft

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  • Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb from a Su-30 MKI aircraft at the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.
  • The indigenously-developed guided bomb achieved the desired range and hit the target at a distance of 30 km away with high precision.
  • All the mission objectives have been met. The weapon system is capable of carrying different warheads.
  • India has carried out several such trials in 2019. DRDO is engaged in developing defence technologies covering various disciplines.
  • The test firing of the guided bomb comes two days after the Indian Air Force (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, and it will significantly enhance the IAF’s combat capability.
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