IAF Completes Development Trials of Astra air-to-air Missile

Final development trials of indigenous beyond visual range air-to-air missile Astra were successfully concluded into the Indian Air Force. The trials were conducted over the Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast at Chandipur, with the missile being test-fired from a Su-30 fighter aircraft.

The missile has been designed to be capable of engaging high-speed targets at short range, up to 20 km in tail-chase mode and long range, up to 80 km in head-on chase mode.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Nirmala Sitharaman is the newly appointed Defence Minister of India.
  • S. Christopher is the Chief of DRDO
Source- The Economic Times

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