Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for conducting successful flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Chandipur in Balasore.
Hailing the achievement of DRDO, Naveen said that ABHYAS drone strengthens India’s defense capabilities in the air space.
Congratulate @DRDO_India 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. #DRDO— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) May 14, 2019
The flight test was tracked by various RADARS & 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.