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Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile                                                 

13th December, 2021 Security and Defence

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

About the Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile

  • It is a fourth generation upgraded variant of HELINA missile developed for long distance airborne anti-armour role .
    • HELINA (Helicopter-launched Nag) is air-launched version of the Nag with extended range.
  • The missile is equipped with a state-of-the-art MMW seeker which provides high precision strike capability from a safe distance.
  • The weapon can neutralise targets in a range up to 10 kms.