Astra missile

IAF backs indigenous Astra BVR air-to-air missiles for new Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 fighters

The IAF had carried out a study to check if the airframes of the MiG-29s on offer were good enough for it to operate for a long time. MiG-29s are flown by the IAF and the pilots are familiar with it but the ones offered by the Russians are different from the ones in the Indian inventory.

Oct 14, 2019, 19:18 PM IST

IAF Sukhoi Su-30MKI, DRDO test-fire Astra BVRAAM 5 times in 3 days, weapon to be inducted soon

With the test-firings, Astra missile has completed the user trial phase. Now, Astra BVRAAM will be inducted into the IAF with the DRDO sounding confident that it will prove to be force multiplier due to its pinpoint accuracy and long-range in taking out aerial threats.

Sep 19, 2019, 19:15 PM IST

IAF Sukhoi Su-30MKI hits aerial target 90 km away with Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile

While IAF's Su-30MKI is capable of firing the indigenously developed Astra missile, the other combat aircraft in the force's arsenal like the Mirage-2000, Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 and Light Combat Aircraft CA Tejas will also be modified to carry the missile.

Sep 18, 2019, 17:52 PM IST

IAF Sukhoi Su-30MKI successfully test-fires Astra BVR Air-to-Air missile developed by DRDO

The missile was test-fired from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI combat aircraft of the Indian Air Force that took off from an airbase in West Bengal. The Astra missiles are equipped with mid-course inertial guidance and terminal active radar homing. They are capable of targeting the enemy aircraft or missiles at short-range (20 km) as well as at BVR (over 70 km).

Sep 17, 2019, 14:49 PM IST

Indian Air Force postpones trial series of Astra missile due to bad weather

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has postponed the trial series of visual range air-to-air Astra missile due to bad weather on Thursday.

Aug 31, 2017, 14:01 PM IST

India conducts third developmental trial of `Astra` missile

India successfully conducted the third developmental trial in four days of its indigenously developed beyond visual range air-to-air missile `Astra` on Monday from the integrated test range at Chandipur, 15 km from here.

Dec 24, 2012, 14:39 PM IST

Astra missile again successfully test fired

India on Monday successfully test fired its indigenously developed Astra air-to-air interceptor missile from a defence base in Odisha for the third time within a week, an official said.

Dec 24, 2012, 14:34 PM IST

India successfully test fires Astra missile third time in a week

India Monday successfully test fired its indigenously developed Astra air-to-air interceptor missile from a defence base in Odisha for the third time within a week, an official said.

Dec 24, 2012, 14:25 PM IST

Developmental trial of Astra missile conducted

Describing `Astra` as a futuristic missile, DRDO scientists said the weapon could intercept the target at supersonic speed.

Dec 21, 2012, 15:06 PM IST

Ballistic flight test of Astra missile carried out

India on Friday carried out the ballistic flight test of Astra -- Beyond-Visual-Range
Air-to-Air Missile -- from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur.

May 20, 2011, 11:06 AM IST

Two Astra missiles successfully test fired

Achieving a new
milestone, India today successfully test-fired two
indigenously developed air-to-air missiles `Astra` in quick
succession from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in
Orissa.

Jan 11, 2010, 14:42 PM IST