India has successfully test launched Astra, an air-to-air beyond-visual-range (BVR) missile from Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet, the head of the Satish Dhawan Space Center told TASS on Thursday.
The 3.8 meter long missile is the smallest in its class. It can be launched from different altitudes and can hit targets at a distance of up to 110 kilometers if launched from the altitude of 15 kilometers.
The last test of the Astra missile was conducted at sea on May 4, 2014. The missile is expected to arm Sukhoi Su-30MKI and Mirage-2000 fighters of the Indian Air Force.
Indias Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has started work on air-launched version of the Nirbhay subsonic cruise missile to arm Su-30MKI fighter and will launch it from an aircraft in a couple of months, Tass reported Thursday. According to reports, DRDO is now working on integrating it with the fighter jets systems and developing the capability of launching from low altitudes, in order to minimize its visibility to radar
The first overhauled Sukhoi-30 aircraft will be delivered to the Indian Air Force by the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), Nashik division, today. This will be the first time ever that a used Sukhoi will be returned to the field
India may order more Su-30MKI fighters as the squadron strength of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has dipped to 25 and negotiations with Dassault over Rafale fighter sale tether on the brink of collapse. For the first time since negotiations with Dassault began three years ago, Indian MoD officials have been quoted by various local media that there is the real possibility of the talks collapsing
The Indian Air Force (IAF) test fired the air-to-air missile Astra from a Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet over the Bay of Bengal Thursday. Defence sources told
The Indian Air Force will be carrying out series of tests of indigenously developed beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile ‘Astra from Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter from Monday. Defence sources told
India has successfully test-fired its visual range (VR) air-to-air missile Astra from Su-30MKI fighter jet for the third time in two days. Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on Wednesday had tested two missiles at very low and very high altitudes while the aircraft was performing High-G maneuvers in separate trials
Dassault Aviation handed over the first two Mirage 2000 I/TI to the Indian authorities on Wednesday during the acceptance ceremony held at Istres Flight Test Center. Based on the integration of the latest generation equipment and systems, the first phase of the programme was completed on schedule in France
An Indian Navy has commissioned the second batch of three Immediate Support Vessels (ISVs), comprising T-38, T-39 and T-40 on Tuesday. The three ISVs are in addition to the first batch of ISVs commissioned last year on 4 June, 2014 and will constitute the 84th Immediate Support Vessel Squadron based at Visakhapatnam, the Indian MoD announced in its press release on Tuesday
Indias cargo plane Hercules C130J landed at Mumbais Juhu airport early Tuesday as part of a military exercise. It landed on the tiny runway of the western suburbs of the city
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