IAF successfully conducts development trials of Astra missile

Posted on:16 Sep 2017 09:43:20
IAF successfully conducts development trials of Astra missile
16 September 2017 Current Affairs: The Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully conducted developmental trials of indigenously developed Astra beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM).

Total of seven trials of Astra BVRAAM conducted in various missions and two of them were against Pilotless Target Aircrafts (PTA) successfully fired.

It is one of the smallest weapon system developed by DRDO, having a length of 3.8-metre and weighing 154kg. It is a single stage solid fuelled missile.

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