Astra lethal power to Indian Air Force fighters soon
| Friday | 20th September, 2019
With the test-firings, Astra missile has completed the user trial phase.
The Su-30MKI fired Astra against Jet Banshee which has been imported from the United Kingdom for target practice.
According to the DRDO Jet Banshee simulated all possible threat scenarios and the Su-30MKI was able to hit the target aircraft successfully.
While three test-firing involved Astra missile being launched in combat configuration with warhead and manoeuvring targets were neutralised which established that the indigenous BVRAAM had mastered the end game capability.
One test-firing was a direct hit of Jet Banshee by the telemetered missile at its maximum range of almost 100 kilometres.
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