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 successfully tests Astra BVR Air-to-Air missiles

The Astra missile systems are all set to be inducted into the Indian Air Force by 2019.

Oct 03, 2018, 22:07 PM IST

India successfully test fires Astra air-to-air missile

India today successfully test-fired its first indigenously-developed air-to-air missile Astra from a Su-30 combat aircraft over a firing range in the western sector.

May 04, 2014, 22:43 PM IST

Astra missile test-fired on second consecutive day

After perfect developmental trial of "Astra", India test-fired its indigenously developed beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, 15 km from here.

Dec 22, 2012, 18:25 PM IST

Astra successfully test fired for second day

For the second day in
a row, India conducted a successful ballistic flight test of
indigenously developed Astra - Beyond-Visual-Range Air-to-Air
Missile - from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur on Saturday.

May 21, 2011, 12:10 PM IST

Astra test-fired for 2nd consecutive day

The indigenously developed beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile Astra was test-fired today.

Jul 07, 2010, 15:59 PM IST

India tests indigenously developed Astra missile

For the first time, India
today conducted the night trial of its indigenously developed
beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile `Astra` in
inclement weather.

Jul 06, 2010, 23:04 PM IST