India successfully flight-tested indigenous air-to-air missile Astra

Indian Air Force has successfully flight-tested air-to-air missile Astra off the coast of Odisha. The missile was launched from a Sukhoi Su-30 MKI combat aircraft. The missile was tracked using radars, electro-optical tracking sensors and struck its target successfully. The missile has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the premier research and development organisation of the armed forces.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB Main 2019:

  • Chairman of DRDO: Dr G. Satheesh Reddy; Headquarters: New Delhi; Founded: 1958.
  • Motto of DRDO: “Strength’s Origin is in Science.

Source: The News on AIR

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