Air-to-Air missile Astra successfully flight tested from Su-30 MKI accurately
|| Anjan K Samal
It’s absolutely a great achievement for Indian Air Force that Air-to-Air missile Astra has been successfully flight tested off the coast of Odisha.
The ‘Astra’ missile was launched today from Su-30 MKI as a part of User trials. The live aerial target was activated exactly demonstrating the potentiality of first indigenous air-to-air missile.
The said mission profile was accomplished in a text book style.Many type of Radars, Electro-Optical Tracking System (EOTS) and Sensors tracked the missile and found sure its engagement with the particular target.
Raksha Mantri, Shri Rajnath Singh also congratulated DRDO and Air Force teams officially for the triumphant test.