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India Tested its SANT Missile

India Tested its SANT Missile

Indian Air Force (IAF) test-fired its indigenously designed and developed Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) missile on Dec. 11. Video shows the missile landing close to its target. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) claims that the missile’s release mechanism, guidance, and tracking algorithms worked successfully. The SANT employs a millimetre-wave (MMW) radar, seeker.

Helicopter launched Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile was tested for its release mechanism, advanced guidance and tracking algorithms, all avionics with integrated software. The missile is equipped with an MMW seeker, which provides high precision strike capability from a safe distance. The weapon can neutralise targets in a range up to 10 km.

The SANT missile has been designed and developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, in coordination with other DRDO labs and participation from industries. This is the third in the series of indigenous stand-off weapons.

India Tested its SANT Missile

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