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DRDO, IAF successfully flight-test Stand-off Anti-tank Missile

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force flight-tested the indigenously designed and developed Helicopter-launched Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile from Pokhran range on Saturday.

The flight-test was successful in meeting all its mission objectives. Ministry of Defence in a statement said, the missile is equipped with a state-of-the-art Millimetre Wave Seeker which provides high precision strike capability from a safe distance. The weapon can neutralise targets in a range up to 10 kilometres.

The SANT missile has been designed and developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad in coordination with other DRDO labs and participation from industries.

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This is the third in the series of indigenous stand-off weapons to be tested in recent times after long-range bomb and smart anti-airfield weapon for strengthening the arsenal of IAF.

The Ministry said that the indigenous development of various configurations for different applications with advanced technologies is a firm march towards Aatmanirbharta in defence.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated the team associated with the mission. DRDO Chairman Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy said, the successful flight test of SANT Missile would further bolster the indigenous defence capabilities

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