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India Tests The High-speed Expendable Aerial Target Abhyas Successfully

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  • According to a news release, Rajnath Singh, the Indian defence minister, commended the DRDO and the Indian armed forces on the successful trial
  • The missile performed satisfactorily in flight, according to telemetry systems "In a statement, the defence ministry stated.

India successfully tested the Abhyas, a High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT), on Wednesday in Odisha. The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) conducted the trial from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha.

The aircraft is set up to fly totally autonomously, which means that it does so with no assistance from a human pilot and under the control of automatic systems.

In order to evaluate the aircraft’s manoeuvrability and performance at low altitudes, the test flight was conducted from a ground-based controller. During the demonstration, the air vehicle was propelled into the air utilising two underslung boosters that supplied initial acceleration. It has a modest gas turbine engine that allows for long subsonic flying.

According to a news release, Rajnath Singh, the Indian defence minister, commended the DRDO and the Indian armed forces on the successful trial and indicated that the creation of this technology would satisfy the military’s needs for aerial targets.

An indigenously designed anti-tank guided missile was successfully tested by the Army and a defence research organisation the day before in Maharashtra.

“The ATGM performed well in the test, hitting the target with pinpoint accuracy and dispatching it with ease at close ranges. The missile performed satisfactorily in flight, according to telemetry systems “In a statement, the defence ministry stated.

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