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30th June, 2022 EXTRA TOPIC OF THE DAY

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  • On 29th July, ABHYAS – High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) was successfully tested from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur coast in Odisha.
  • ABHYAS is indigenously designed and developed by the Aeronautical Development Establishment of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • It was launched using twin under-slung boosters that provided the initial acceleration to the vehicle.
  • It is powered by a small gas turbine engine to sustain a long-range flight.
  • Features of the Aircraft;
    • Pre-designated low-altitude flight path.
    • Tracking Sensors.
    • Radar System.
    • Electro-optical targeting system.
    • Micro-Electromechanical Systems-based Inertial Navigation System.
    • Flight Control Computer for guidance and control.
    • Indigenous Radio Altimeter.
    • Data Link for encrypted communication.
    • The aircraft is programmed for fully autonomous flight.