The telemetry and tracking systems captured all the mission events confirming the accomplishment of the trials.Bengaluru: State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited on Thursday effectively test fired a Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from the Hawk-i aircraft off the coast of Odisha.The aircraft flown by HAL test pilots Wing Commander (Retd) P Awasthi and Wg Cdr (Retd) M Patel executed the weapon release in a text book manner and all mission objectives had been met.The indigenous stand-off weapon, created by Defence Research and Development Organisation’s Research Centre Imarat (RCI), is the very first sensible weapon fired from an Indian Hawk-Mk132, the HAL mentioned in a statement.Hawk-i Successfully Test Fires Smart Anti Airfield Weapon @[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@gopalsutarpic.twitter.com/fBSjgz77RS— HAL (@HALHQBLR) January 21, 2021The telemetry and tracking systems captured all the mission events confirming the accomplishment of the trials.”The Company owned Hawk-i platform is being extensively used for certification of systems and weapons developed indigenously by DRDO and CSIR labs,” R Madhavan, CMD, HAL, mentioned.Arup Chatterjee, Director, Engineering and Research and Development, HAL mentioned HAL is indigenously enhancing the coaching and combat capability of Hawk-i.The HAL mentioned it was in discussions with Indian Armed Forces for integration of a variety of weapons on Hawk platform.

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