Lakshya (Pilot less target aircraft):
- High performance reusable aerial target system
- Realistic simulation of enemy aircraft threat for air to air and surface to air weapon system operators.
- Land/Ship launched.
- Zero length launched: Rocket assisted takeoff.
- Controllable up to 100 Kms (LOS)]
- Transportable or Portable control station
- Can carry two bodies IR or RF signature augmented
- Two bodies can be fitted with scoring system, acoustic or Doppler miss distance indicators.
- Visual augmentation: Smoke generation for Lakshya, for tow-bodies.
- Reusable for 10 missions
- Sea/ land recoverable by 2 stage Para-system
- Flotation 3-4 hrs (in sea)
- Helicopter/ Ship retrieval from sea
- Hybrid auto pilot provides: longitudinal, lateral and directional control of the target
- Special features of auto pilot: height hold, direction hold (Yaw stab mode), Programmed launch phase, recovery initiation and sequencing, sub-system health and monitoring.
- Realistic controller training simulator using control console.
- Max maneuverability: 3.5 g
- Structural limit load factors: 6 g
- Max AUW (including two tow- bodies): 680 Kg
- Booster thrust: 3000 Kg
- Sustainer engine thrust at SL: 420 daN
- Fuel capacity: 190 Kg
- Endurance at 1.5 km at 0.56 m: 50 min
- Max speed in clean configuration at 300 m: 0.7 M
- Max speed in one stow + one tow configuration: 0.53 M
- Max altitude clean: 9 Km
- Max altitude with tow-bodies: 7.5 Km
- Min. altitude: 300 m
- Rate of climb at SL: 25 m/s
- An X-Band Radar used to detect weather around an aerodrome for briefing pilots flying in to / away from an aerodrome.
- Depending on the density of the Radar, the weather is indicated on to a display on a color coded scheme.
- The Radar can also measure the height of the cloud base and the quantum of the cloud
- Whenever the thunderstorm cloud occur, this Radar helps to predict the development and cessation of the thunderstorm which will greatly help the pilots.