DRDO conducts successful flight test of Made-In-India High-Speed Expendable Aerial Target Drone ABHYAS
   14-May-2019
 
 
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted a successful flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha yesterday.
“The flight test was tracked by various RADARS and Electro Optic Systems and proved its performance in fully autonomous waypoint navigation mode,” the DRDO said in a statement.
 
According to an official release, the configuration of ABHYAS is designed on an in-line small gas turbine engine and uses indigenously developed MEMS-based navigation system for its navigation and guidance.
 
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.