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India tests advanced version of pilotless aircraft Lakshya

India successfully tests an advanced version of its indigenously developed Lakshaya drone from a test range in Orissa.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, Balasore (orissa)
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2007 09:07 PM IST

India on Monday successfully tested an advanced version of its indigenously developed Lakshaya drone from a test range in Orissa, defence sources said.

It was test flown from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea, 230 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, the sources said.

The trial was undertaken with an improved engine and other sub-systems developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to test out their parameters, the sources added.

Lakshya is a subsonic, reusable aerial target system that is remote-controlled from the ground and designed to train both airborne and air defence personnel in weapon's engagement.

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