NEW DELHI, (BM) – In India as successful tests Astra “air-to-air” missiles, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Indian sources and Topwar.
Recall that a few days ago in the Indian Air Force conducted a test launch of missiles on board the Su-30MKI.
“Tests Astra BVRAAM found to be successful. Now, this missile will be delivered to the Air Force in India” sources said.
Tests on the “Astra” held from 16 to 19 September in the state Odishi. In total, it committed five starts at the test site Chandipur. Su-30MKI used Astra BVRAAM to strike at targets in the form of a missile without a warhead with equipment tracking telemetry. This goal was successfully destroyed by a distance of 100 km.
According to the latest range of Indian “Astra” is about 110 km. Her guidance is carried out through a radio channel.
During the tests was rated high precision target destruction, is seen by the Indian media with reference to the pilots of Su-30MKI fighters, participated in weapons tests.
Chairman of the DRDO (Indian Defense Research Office) Sathish Reddy said that the missile “Astra” high modernization potential. According to him, on the basis of these missiles can be created and advanced weapons “air-to-air” class for the Indian Air Force aircraft.
Recall that the Su-30MKI in India and is also used as a carrier missile “BrahMos”. The first flight of a fighter with the “BrahMos” was carried out in India in 2016.
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