Flight Test of High-Speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) - ‘ABHYAS’


  • On 22nd October 2021, ABHYAS - the High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) was successfully flight-tested by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Bay of Bengal in Odisha.
  • The vehicle can be used as an aerial target for evaluation of various missile systems.
  • ABHYAS is designed and developed by DRDO’s Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Bengaluru.