DRDO successfully conducts flight test of indigenously developed High-speed Expendable Aerial Target – Abhyas
DRDO has successfully conducted the flight test of Indigenously developed High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) ‘Abhyas’ from Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the coast of Odisha yesterday. During the flight trial, high subsonic speed trajectory at a very low altitude with high endurance was demonstrated.
Two boosters provided initial acceleration during launch and a small turbojet engine was used to sustain high subsonic speed with long endurance.
The indigenous data link designed by Bengaluru based Industry partner has been successfully flown and tested during the flight. The performance of the system during the entire flight duration has been confirmed from the data captured by various Range instruments deployed.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the successful test is noteworthy testimony of synergy between scientists and industry.