Air Force successfully test-fires air-to-air Astra missile from Sukhoi-30 MKI

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The indigenously designed air-to-air missile Astra was launched from Sukhoi-30 MKI fight plane as part of consumer trials.

Watch | Air-to-Air missile Astra successfully flight tested from Su-30 MKI

The Indian Air Pressure (IAF) efficiently test-fired air-to-air missile Astra from the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Odisha on Tuesday, September 17. The indigenously designed missile was launched from Sukhoi-30 MKI fight plane as part of consumer trials.

The Ministry of Defence issued an announcement and mentioned, “The live aerial target was engaged accurately demonstrating the capability of the first indigenous air-to-air missile.”

The mission was executed in a textbook method, mentioned the MoD assertion. “Various Radars, Electro-Optical Tracking System (EOTS) and Sensors tracked the missile and confirmed its engagement with the target,” added the defence assertion.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and Air Pressure groups for finishing up the check efficiently.

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