Air-to-Air Missile Astra Successfully Flight Tested from Su-30 MKI
(Source: India Press Information Bureau; issued Sept. 17, 2019)
During a user trial today, an Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter fired an indigenously-developed Astra air-to-air missile against a live aerial target, which it engaged and shot down. (Indian MoD photo)
Air-to-Air missile Astra has been successfully flight tested off the coast of Odisha. The missile was launched today 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.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and Air Force teams for the successful test.


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