To strengthen India’s defense capabilities, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on Friday has successfully tested the High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) along the coast of Chandipur in Odisha.
The missile was fired from the ground-based controller by a fixed flight path at subsonic speed. The missile provides a great advantage as it can be used as an aerial target to test various missile systems. In addition, the lower escape capability of the weapon with a radio altimeter on the loop is also shown. Alternatively, IR flares are illuminated at a global station during a test flight.
It is powered by a gas turbine engine to sustain a long-endurance flight at subsonic speed, the sources said.
This marks a great success on the day that Defense Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) in Bangalore today. The DRDO in their tweet informed that he has reviewed the various defense products and forums created by DRDO and congratulated the DRDO scientist on the successful development of various defense products and services.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is the premier agency under the Department of Defence Research and Development in Ministry of Defence of the Government of India, charged with the military’s research and development, headquartered in Delhi, India. It was formed in 1958 by the merger of the Technical Development Establishment and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production of the Indian Ordnance Factories with the Defence Science Organisation. Subsequently, Defence Research & Development Service (DRDS) was constituted in 1979 as a service of Group ‘A’ Officers / Scientists directly under the administrative control of Ministry of Defence.
With a network of 52 laboratories, which are engaged in developing defence technologies covering various fields, like aeronautics, armaments, electronics, land combat engineering, life sciences, materials, missiles, and naval systems, DRDO is India’s largest and most diverse research organisation. The organisation includes around 5,000 scientists belonging to the DRDS and about 25,000 other subordinate scientific, technical and supporting personnel. DRDO Successfully tests