DRDO`s LGBs tested successfully by IAF

The DRDO and IAF have successfully tested laser guided bombs designed and developed indigenously for the air force.

New Delhi: The DRDO and IAF have successfully
tested laser guided bombs (LGBs) designed and developed
indigenously for the air force, which is planning to upgrade a
large number of its unguided bombs to the standards of the new
weapon.

DRDO officials said on Wednesday that the user trials of
the LGBs were successfully carried out at the Pokhran test
ranges in Rajasthan desert by the IAF this week.

"The flight tests demonstrated the accuracy, reliability
and performance of the precision air launched bombs," the
officials said.

"IAF is expected to upgrade a large number of unguided
bombs to this standard based on the excellent results seen,"
they added.

Designed and developed by Bangalore-based Aeronautical
Development Establishment (ADE), the tests of the LGBs were
conducted after extensive simulation and design validation,
they said.

The LGBs were also put through ground experiments
followed by a series of flight evaluation.

"A number of hi-tech components have also been developed
by Indian industries for this advanced weapon package," they
added.

PTI

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