DRDO conducts successful flight test of ABHYAS

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News: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted successful flight-tests of the indigenously-designed Abhyas High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from ITR Balasore in Odisha

Facts:

  • ABHYAS is a High-speed Expendable Aerial Target which provides a realistic threat scenario for practising weapon systems
  • It is capable of fully-autonomous flight and runs on a gas turbine engine.
  • Its inertial navigation system is based on micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). It uses a flight control computer for guidance and control.
  • It is designed and developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), DRDO.