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.