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. The third test was conducted on Thursday at the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Odisha was to validate control and guidance and other sub-systems at very high altitude and was the eighth developmental trial.
DRDO is conducting the pre-induction trials to evaluate the supersonic missile’s performance in extreme conditions. The missile is expected to be inducted by the end of next year.
“The anti-aircraft missile climbed to an altitude of 25 km and went to a very long range during a flight of 150 seconds, after it was released from the aircraft at an altitude of 25 km. He said the weapon system was evaluated under extreme conditions,” A DRDO missile technologist was quoted as saying by The Hindu News Daily.
Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has also successfully tested Astra, air-to-air beyond-visual-range (BVR) missile from Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet in March.
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
Indias beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAM) Astra missile launch has been deferred on Monday due to a technical snag. The test was scheduled on March 12
India will be conducting the final round phase trial of Astra, beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile on March 12 before inducting it in its Armed Forces. Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has begun preparation for a fresh trial of the indigenously developed missile from a defense base off the Odisha coast
India on Sunday test fired its indigenously-made 'Astra' air-to-air missile from a Su-30MKI aircraft marking a major milestone in the complex beyond visual range (BVR) missile development. The missile, sanctioned in 2004 at $1
India's first air-to-air Astra missile is finally back on track now after a long delay due to technical glitches. The beyond visual range (BVR) missile, with an eventual strike range of over 100km, will be fired for the first time from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter this year
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
The Indian Air Force will officially test fire Astra, the Beyond-Visual-Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM), from the Su-30MKI aircraft for the first time during the Iron Fist exercise this week. The missile launch will take place on March 18 in the Pokhran deserts in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, TOI reported Monday
IndoIsraeli JV to Manufacture Loitering Munition
New Hypersonic Missile Makes Russian Pantsyr-S More Lethal
Leonardo to Buy Swiss Helicopter Maker Kopter Group AG
Raytheon Developing Next Gen Jammer for EA-18G Growler Aircraft
Junked Railway Rake Mistook for Indian ICBM
France “Obstructing” Turkey-Eurosam Missile Defence System Project: Turkish Official
Indonesia Seeks Rafale Jets, Submarines, Warships in Defence Cooperation Deal with France
Turkey All But Gives up on F-35 Jet Deal, Seeks Alternatives
Several joint production and direct procurement programs could be halted if the US and Europe carry through with their threat...
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...