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India Tests Indigenous Air-to-Air Missile

On September 16, the Indian Air Force successfully tested the Astra, its first indigenous medium-range air-to-air missile. According to a Ministry of Defence press release, an Indian Su-30 MKI fighter launched the missile off eastern India’s Odisha Coast, striking an aerial target. Developed by India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), the Astra reportedly possesses...

India Test Fires Astra Air-to-Air Missile

On September 26, India conducted a successful test of its indigenously produced Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM), or “Astra,” off the Odisha coast. The missile was fired from an Su-30 multirole fighter aircraft and reportedly “engaged” a maneuvering target, thereby achieving its test objectives. Astra is equipped with mid-course inertial guidance, terminal active homing,...