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DRDO & IAF jointly flight test Long-Range Bomb successfully

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF) team jointly flight tested indigenously developed Long-Range Bomb (LRB) successfully from an aerial platform on Friday
DRDO & IAF jointly flight test Long-Range Bomb successfully
DRDO & IAF jointly flight test Long-Range Bomb successfully

New Delhi: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF) team jointly flight tested indigenously developed Long-Range Bomb (LRB) successfully from an aerial platform on Friday. The LR Bomb, after release from the IAF fighter aircraft, guided to a land-based target at a long range with accuracy within specified limits. All the mission objectives were successfully met. The flight of the bomb and the performance was monitored by a number of range sensors including an electro-optical Tracking System (EOTS), Telemetry and radar deployed by the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha.

The LR Bomb has been designed and developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI), a DRDO laboratory located at Hyderabad in coordination with other DRDO laboratories.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO, IAF and other teams associated with successful flight trials and stated that this will prove to be a force multiplier for the Indian Armed Forces.

Secretary DDR&D and Chairman of DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy in his message to the teams said that successful flight test of Long-Range Bomb has marked an important milestone in indigenous development of this class of systems.

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