On Monday, the Defence Research and Development Organisation has successfully conducted the flight testing of Abhyas. It is a High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) that offers a realistic threat scenario in practice of weapon systems.

The test of the flight was conducted at the Interim Test Range in Odisha’s Chandipur.

Abhyas was also tracked by several radars and electro-optic systems that offers its performance in fully autonomous waypoint navigation mode, reports an official release.

Abhyas is configured with an in-line small gas turbine engine and designed with indigenously developed micro-electro mechanical system that is used for guidance and navigation.

The system performance was carried out simultaneously and demonstrates the capability of Abhyas, which is to meet the requirement of the mission for a cost-effective HEAT.

Abhyas is  invented for autonomous flying with the support of an autopilot.  

A Luneburg lens is placed in the flight’s nose cone to improve the radar cross-section of the target of the weapons practice. Abhyas also has an Acoustic Miss Distance Indicator (AMDI), which also indicates the missed distance.

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