SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)
At Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan (BVS) Expo 2015 held in Goa, idrw.org spoke to Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) officials who had participated in the Expo. Lakshay pilotless target aircraft (PTA) developed by ADE has been one of their Key successful Product which has been widely Inducted into Indian Armed forces which provides realistic towed aerial sub-targets for live fire training.
ADE has confirmed to idrw.org that Users ( Armed Forces ) are demanding new Supersonic missile target which can be used to train and simulate realistic training and evaluation for Users.
New Missiles target system will be able to fly at Mach 1.5 and the main purpose of the program is to provide adequate and realistic training to crew in defensive exercises against supersonic missiles fired by enemy forces against vital targets . New Generation of Supersonic missiles leaves defenders few seconds before they can respond to the threat. Subsonic Lakshay cannot mimic supersonic target systems, new Supersonic missile target systems program is still at preliminary stage and will be developed after initial requirements are put forward by Armed forces.