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DRDO conducts successful flight test of high-speed expendable aerial target

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(DRDO) on Monday conducted a successful flight test of ABHYAS -- high-speed expendable aerial target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha.

"The flight test was tracked by various radars and and proved its performance in fully autonomous waypoint navigation mode," a release said.

The pilotless target aircraft are used by the DRDO and the three services for testing their different types of including air-to-air and surface to air

The ABHYAS is an advanced expendable target which can be used for simulating different types of aircraft and missiles.

"The configuration of ABHYAS is designed on an and uses indigenously developed MEMS-based navigation system for its navigation and guidance," the release said.

The performance of the system was as per simulations carried out and demonstrated the capability of ABHYAS to meet the mission requirement for a cost-effective HEAT.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 20:45 IST