Indian Missile Program Updates

[pib] High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT)

Note4Students

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : ABHYAS, HEAT

Mains level : Not Much

  • DRDO conducted successful flight test of ABHYAS – High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha.

High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT)

  • HEAT offers a realistic threat scenario for practice of weapon systems. It is designed for autonomous flying with the help of an autopilot.
  • It 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.
  • The flight test was tracked by various RADARS & Electro Optic Systems and proved its performance in fully autonomous way point navigation mode.
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