DRDO pins hopes on target drone Abhyas

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is aggressively pushing Abhyas – the High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) – to enter into the production mode by next year.

Buoyed by successful text-book-launch of Abhyas last month from ITR Chandipur, the DRDO scientists are now readying the flight for another trial in the presence of Service representatives.

Abhyas was virtually put to death by the previous regime at the helm of affairs in DRDO, citing initial setbacks the programme had. All that has changed with a new team in place and Abhyas has now being given a rebirth.

During the recent trial, it flew for 32 minutes and successfully cleared 21 way-point-navigation modes. The MEMS-based (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) navigation developed by RCI Hyderabad came to its rescue this time. Read More

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