- DRDO successfully conducted flight test of indigenously-developed highspeed expendable aerial target
- Performance during flight duration has been confirmed from data captured by various instruments
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Thursday successfully conducted a flight test of indigenously-developed high-speed expendable aerial target 'Abhyas' off the Chandipur coast in Odisha.
"During the flight trial, high subsonic speed trajectory (of Abhyas) at a very low altitude with high endurance was demonstrated," an official statement from the DRDO stated.
Two boosters provided initial acceleration during launch and a small turbo jet engine was used to sustain high subsonic speed with long endurance, it added.
"The indigenous data link designed by a Bengaluru-based industry partner has been successfully flown and tested during the flight," it noted.
The performance of 'Abhyas' during the entire flight duration has been confirmed from the data captured by various instruments deployed, it mentioned.