New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has conducted a successful flight test of ABHYAS – High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha. The flight test was tracked by various RADARS and Electro Optic Systems and proved its performance in a fully autonomous waypoint navigation mode, reported PIB.

The configuration of ABHYAS is designed on an in-line small gas turbine engine. It uses the 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.