Friday, June 20, 2014

DRDO Successfully Tests ASTRA BVR Air-to-Air missile Against Electronic Target

Astra missile test on June 20, 2014

DRDO and IAF on June 20, 2014 successfully tested the ASTRA BVR air-to-air Missiles from a Su-30MKI at the naval range off Goa. The missile was released from an altitude of over 6 km and successfully guided by the aircraft's weapon and radar system to an interception of the electronically simulated target at long range.

DRDO earlier carried out a air-to-air test of the  missile on June 9, 2014 to demonstrate its aerodynamic characteristics. The test today demonstrated repeatability, reliability and endurance of the Astra BVR-AAM as a weapon system.

The maiden air-to-air test of the missile was conducted on May 14, 2014.

IDP Sentinel members can read more about the Astra missile at the link below.

Astra air-to-air missile (IDP Sentinel)

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