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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Light Combat aircraft Tejas successfully test-fires air-to-air missile


Light combat aircraft 'Tejas' has successfully demonstrated an Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile firing capability by releasing Derby Air-to-Air BVR missile in RADAR guided mode.

The missile launch was performed in Lock ON after Launch mode for a BVR target in the look down mode and the target was destroyed. 

The objective of the test was to assess the Derby integration with aircraft systems on-board Tejas including the aircraft avionics, fire-control radar, launchers and Missile Weapon Delivery System and to verify its performance. The test was conducted on a Manoeuvrable Aerial Target at the Interim Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha

Important Takeaways from above News for BOB PO Exam-
  • Defence Minister of India is Arun Jaitley
  • The first defence minister of independent India was Baldev Singh during 1947-1952
  • Tejas is a Light Combat Aircraft that uses fourth generation technologies.
Source- All India Radio (AIR News)

If you have any other takeaways, do share with us in the comment section

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