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Low altitude digital Lakshya-2 successfully flight tested

City-based Aeronautical Development Establishment, a unit of Defence Research and Development Organisation, has successfully conducted the flight test of Lakshya-2, built to meet anticipated user requirements for such a vehicle for testing out their guns and missiles.

india Updated: Dec 21, 2010 20:25 IST

City-based Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), a unit of Defence Research and Development Organisation, has successfully conducted the flight test of Lakshya-2, built to meet anticipated user requirements for such a vehicle for testing out their guns and missiles.

The users have indicated their requirement of flying the pilot-less target aircraft at very low altitudes (15 to 25 metres above sea level) to simulating trajectory of low-level cruise missiles, DRDO said in a statement.

"ADE prepared Lakshya-2 with necessary hardware and software for meeting the user requirements. The flight test (yesterday) was of 32 minutes duration controlled by Ground Control Station and the low altitude flight was proved over 10 km range. The flight was stable and well controlled. Mobile launcher to launch the PTA from anywhere and GPS to locate for recovery was used successfully," it said.

The system has been designed so that two Lakshya targets can be flown and controlled by the Common Ground Control Station, it was stated.