The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday successfully conducted the flight test of ‘Abhyas’, a high-speed expendable aerial target (HEAT).
The flight test was conducted at the Interim Test Range in Odisha’s Chandipur.
As per the official release, “the flight test was tracked by various radars and electro-optic systems and proved its performance in fully autonomous waypoint navigation mode.”
The configuration of ‘Abhyas’ is designed on an in-line small gas turbine engine and it uses indigenously developed micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) based navigation system for its 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.