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DRDO successfully conducts flight test of 'Abhyas'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday conducted successfully flight test of 'Abhyas, a high-speed expendable aerial target (HEAT), which offers a realistic threat scenario for practice of

The flight test was conducted at the Interim Test Range, Chandipur, in Odisha.

It was tracked by various radars and and proved its performance in fully autonomous waypoint navigation mode, an official release said.

The configuration of 'Abhyas' is designed on an and it uses indigenously developed micro-electro-mechanical systems-based system for navigation and guidance.

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

'Abhyas' is designed for autonomous flying with the help of an autopilot.

A Luneburg lens in the nose cone improves the radar cross-section of the target for weapons practice. It also has an acoustic miss distance indicator (AMDI) to indicate the missed distance.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 23:10 IST
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