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DRDO Successfully Flight tests an "Inertial Guided Bomb"

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), under Ministry of Defence has successfully flight tested a 500 kg class "Inertial Guided Bomb" from a Su-30 MKI Aircraft in the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.
DRDO Successfully Flight tests an "Inertial Guided Bomb"

Details:

  • The test firing of the guided bomb is conducted just two days after Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully test an fired aerial version of supersonic BrahMos cruise missile from a Sukhoi jet at Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • The weapon system is capable of carrying different warheads.
  • The guided bomb achieved desired range and hit the target with high precision, thus meeting all the mission objectives.

About Inertial Guided Weapons:

  • It is a type of Precision guided munition (smart bomb) which is intended to precisely hit a specific desired target so as to minimize collateral damage and increase fatality against intended targets.
  • It is basically an air-dropped guided bomb which contains metal penetrator rods of various sizes.
  • It was designed to attack targets where an explosive effect may be undesirable and may result in unwanted casualties, like fuel storage tanks or chemical weapon stockpiles in civilian areas.

Question:

Q. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested which 500 kg class bomb from a Su-30 MKI Aircraft in the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan?
a. Laser Guided Bomb
b. Optical Guided Bomb
c. Radio Guided Bomb
d. Inertial Guided Bomb
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