IAF successfully fired long range air-to-air MICA missile from Mirage-2000 combat aircraft

Posted on:24 Sep 2016 09:10:25

IAF successfully fired long range air-to-air MICA missile from Mirage-2000 combat aircraft
24 September 2016 Current Affairs GK: Indian Air Force has successfully fired the recently acquired long range air-to-air MICA missile on a manoeuvring target from Mirage-2000 Upgrade combat aircraft on 23 September 2016.

A Defence Ministry release said in New Delhi that the missile achieved a direct hit on a target which was much smaller than an actual aircraft and flying at a low altitude.

The release said, with the success of this mission by 'Tigers', the first squadron of the force, IAF has become one of the few air forces in the world with the capability of such beyond visual range air-to-air missile.

Mirage-2000 : The Mirage 2000 is a single-engine fourth-generation jet fighter manufactured by France's Dassault Aviation. It was designed in the late 1970s as a lightweight fighter based on the Mirage III for the French Air Force (Armée de l'Air).

The upgraded Mirage 2000 fighter jets are fitted with the Thales RDY 2 radar, a helmet-mounted display, new avionics, and the ability to fire new weapons including the MICA missile.

 

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