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

September 17, 2019 Photo(s): By PIB
Air-to-Air missile Astra successfully user flight-tested from Su-30 MKI aircraft off the Odisha coast on September 16, 2019.

Air-to-Air missile, ASTRA, has been successfully flight tested on September 16, 2019 off the coast of Odisha. The missile was launched from Su-30 MKI as a part of User trials. The live aerial target was engaged accurately demonstrating the capability of first indigenous air-to-air missile.

The mission profile was executed in a text book manner. Various Radars, Electro-Optical Tracking System (EOTS) and Sensors tracked the missile and confirmed its engagement with target.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and Air Force teams for the successful test.