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SAAW (Smart Anti Airfield Weapon)

Published on January 23, 2021
Current Context: The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) successfully conducted test firing operation of SAAW (Smart Anti Airfield Weapon).
SAAW (Smart Anti Airfield Weapon)
  • It was test-fired from Hawk-i aircraft off the Odisha coast. 
  • The SAAW is developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad of DRDO. 
  • It is developed under HAL’s Hawk-i Program. 
  • Also, SAAW is the first smart weapon which is fired from an Indian Hawk.
  • Basically, SAAW is a long-range precision-guided anti-airfield weapon which is able to engage ground targets with precision up to a range of 100km. 
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of HAL: Bengaluru, Karnataka
    • Chairman and MD of HAL: R Madhavan
    • HQ of DRDO: New Delhi
    • Chairman of DRDO: Dr G. Satheesh Reddy


Q.1 The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) successfully test-fired the SAAW weapon. What does the second ‘A’ represent in it?
a. Airfield

b. Automatic
c. Anti
d. Advanced
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