The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted the successful flight test of the indigenously-designed Abhyas – High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, off the coast of Bay of Bengal in Odisha.
About ABHYAS :
i.ABHYAS is designed and developed by DRDO’s Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Bengaluru.
ii.The aircraft is equipped with MEMS-based Inertial Navigation System (INS) for navigation along with the Flight Control Computer (FCC) for guidance and control.
iii.High-speed expendable aerial target ABHYAS is launched using twin under-slung boosters which provides initial acceleration to the vehicle.
iv.The performance of the target aircraft was monitored through telemetry and various sensors, including radars and electro optical tracking system (EOTS)
i.The vehicle is programmed for fully autonomous flight. The check-out of air vehicle is done using laptop-based Ground Control Station (GCS)
ii.The performance of the target aircraft was monitored through telemetry and various sensors, including radars and electro optical tracking system (EOTS)
iii.Abhyas’s radar cross-section (RCS) and its visual and infrared(IR) signatures can be used to simulate a variety of aircraft for air-defense weapon practices.
Headquarters: DRDO bhawan, New Delhi.
Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO – Dr G. Satheesh Reddy