- The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has conducted successful flight test of ABHYAS – High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT), from Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha.
- ABHYAS is drone involving designed for autonomous flight with the help of an autopilot. Drones are unmanned aircrafts piloted from a remote pilot station.
- The configuration of ABHYAS is designed on an in-line small gas turbine engine. It uses indigenously developed Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) based navigation system for its navigation and guidance.
- The design of the fuselage is based is based on Lakshya. Lakshya is a high speed target drone system developed by the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) of DRDO.
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