India successfully tested its precision-guided ‘smart glide bombs’ on August 19 thus moving a step closer to being self-dependent in this technology.
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The test, which was conducted at Pokhran firing range in Jaisalmer saw India’s conduct covert trials on two ‘glide bombs’ which has been christened as ‘Garuthmaa’ and ‘Garudaa’.
While testing for Garudaa, was done on August 18 so as to evaluate its precision for a range of 30 kilometres, DRDO on August 19 drop tested both for Garudaa and Garuthmaa.
While Garudaa is the non-winged glide-bomb, which was tested for a range of 30km, Garuthmaa is a 1,000-kg winged smart glide bomb and was tested for its maximum range of 100-km range.
Guided bombs like the ‘Guruthmaa’ have winglets and an on-board navigation and guidance systems, which enables the person to hit the target with precision after being dropped from varying heights.