Advance version of PTA test flown from ITR

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Balasore, Orissa, Feb 20 (UNI) India today successfully tested the advanced version of Lakhsya, the indigenously built Pilotless Target Aircraft(PTA) from the Integrated Test Range(ITR) at Candipur-on-sea,about 15 km from here today.

According to ITR sources, the Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) was test flown from a launching complex inside the ITR at 1226 hours.

''Lakhsya'', which had already been inducted into the Defence force in 2000 had gone through several tests from the ITR in the past.

ITR sources said today's test was of a developed engine version, which had been used as aerial reconnaissance of battlefield, including the target acquisition.

The six-ft-long micro light aircraft, designed for practice of target hitting capabilities and locating enemy position, was test flown to gauge the accuracy of the anti-aircraft missile, sources said.

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