In last one week, the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Su-30MKI has been deployed to test the Astra air-to-air beyond visual range missile and the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon, to add to the heavy BrahMos air launched cruise missile which was tested earlier.
Last week, India's Defense and Research Development Organisation (DRDO) flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from a Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft of IAF. The trails were tracked by Radar and Telemetry ground stations at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) during the entire duration of the flight, an official press release said.
Two weeks ago, the IAF test fired a beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile Astra against an actual target in full operational configuration for the first time over Bay of Bengal.
Two rounds of the missile from Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft were targeting pilot-less target aircraft (PTA) Banshee, Defense officials were quoted by local media near the test range in Odhissa state.
The mission was termed ‘successful’ considering the missed-distance calculation, though the missile failed to achieve a direct hit.
In late June, the Sukhoi-30MKI fighter fitted with a Brahmos cruise missile was flight tested successfully. The aircraft was fitted with a dummy missile then to test its ability to carry such a heavy payload.
Test of the Su-30MKI fitted with a live Brahmos cruise missile are planned sometime in 2017.
France tests nEURON stealth combat drone with Rafale Jet, AWACS Aircraft
Indian Diplomacy Triumphs over US's Anti-Russia Sanctions Threat
GA-ASI tests Air-To-Space Lasercom System for Military Drones
First Radar Antenna for US Army’s LTAMDS to defeat Hypersonic Threats Built...
Mobile Phone Led Israelis to Destory Pantsir-S Air Defence Battery in Syria
China’s Z-10 Attack Helicopter Upgraded with Powerful Engine
GA-ASI Demos Multi-Domain Operations Using Gray Eagle ER Drone
Russia Developing New Attack Helicopter ‘Airborne Combat Vehicle’
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...