Thursday, January 21, 2010

India tests 1000 lb, laser guided bombs kit

“ADE, Bangalore has developed a guidance kit for 1000 lb, laser guided bombs. These guidance kits are designed to improve accuracy of air-to-ground bombing by Indian 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. Two flight trials were conducted today at ITR, Chandipur to test the effectiveness of the guidance and control systems. On-board systems in both the trials have worked satisfactorily and the mission objectives have been met. Another DRDO Lab, IRDE has partnered ADE in this project.

Indian Air Force officers have flown the aircraft and released the bombs as per prescribed standard operating procedures. The tasks have been conducted at the DRDO’s Integrated Test Range near Balasore.

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