India successfully tests pilotless aircraft Lakshya

April 30th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by admin  


Balasore, April 30 (IANS) India successfully tested the pilotless target aircraft Lakshya from a base in Orissa Wednesday, official sources said. The indigenously developed aircraft had a successful test flight at about 12 p.m. from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-Sea, in Balasore district some 230 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar.

Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Lakshya has been tested several times earlier.

Lakshya is a sub-sonic, reusable aerial target system, which is remote-controlled from the ground. It is designed to impart training to pilots in destroying incoming enemy targets.

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