Air-to-Air missile Astra successfully flight tested from Su-30 MKI

Rajnath Singh,India, Egypt, ties, relations, defence

Air-to-Air missile ASTRA, has been successfully flight tested on 16 September 2019 off the coast of Odisha. The missile ASTRA was launched from Su-30 MKI as a part of User trials. The live aerial target was engaged accurately demonstrating the capability of first indigenous air-to-air missile.

The mission profile was executed in a text book manner. Various Radars, Electro-Optical Tracking System (EOTS) and Sensors tracked the missile and confirmed its engagement with target.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and Air Force teams for the successful test.