11 Juni 2010
IAF's Sea Harrier with Laser Guided Bombs (photo : bharat rakshak)
DRDO's Laser-Guided Bombs Display Accuracy
Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), a premier Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) aeronautical lab based in Bangalore has successfully designed, developed and carried out the user trials of laser-guided bombs at Pokhran with the participation of the users, IAF.
A DRDO release said the flight tests had demonstrated the accuracy, reliability and performance of these precision air launched bombs. The tests were conducted after extensive, simulation, design validation, ground experiments followed by series of flight evaluation. A number of high tech components have also been developed by Indian industries for this advanced weapon package.
IAF, the release said, is expected to upgrade a large number of unguided bombs to this standard based on the results seen on Thursday.