Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday hailed the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for successful flight test of ABHYAS – High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur on Monday.
“Congratulate Defence research and development organisation for successful flight test of #ABHYAS – High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Chandipur, #Odisha. It strengthens India’s defense capabilities in the air space,” tweeted Patnaik.
The DRDO on Monday conducted successful flight test of ABHYAS – HEAT from the ITR in Chandipur in Balasore district.
The flight test was tracked by various RADARS and Electro Optic Systems and proved its performance in fully autonomous way point navigation mode.
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.