There are 3 images added between 8 May 2014 and 19 March 2015
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): December 2016
Maiden Flight: July 2010
Total Production: ?
Origin: India
Corporations: Bharat Dynamics Limited
Parent System: Astra
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): December 2016
Maiden Flight: July 2010
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Astra is a flexible medium- to long-range air-to-air missile intended to equip Indian Air Force's Tejas/LCA, Mirage 2000, Mig-29 and Su-30 tactical fighter aircraft. It has been designed to engage multiple targets at ranges of up to 80 kilometers and flying at altitudes between sea level to 20,000 meters. The Astra missile's flexibility allows for engagement of both short-range targets (up to 20 km) and long-range targets (up to 80 km) using alternative propulsion modes. The guidance system is based on a combination of mid-course inertial guidance and an end game active radar seeker. The Astra missile also features built-in electronic counter countermeasures (ECCM) and smart pre-fragmentation directional warhead detonated by a proximity laser fuze. The Astra air-to-air missile has a top speed in excess of Mach 4 and can maneuver at 40-g load factor. The missile is expected to achieve initial operational capability with the Indian Air Force by 2010. India will develop three variants based on the Astra technology with the range varying from 30 to 110 kilometers.

Astra Applications

Strike & Fighter Aircraft Su-30MKI Tejas

Astra Specifications

Diameter: 178 millimeter
Length: 3.80 meter (12.5 foot)
Max Maneuvering Load Factor: 40 g
Max Range: 110 kilometer (59 nautical mile)
Target's Max Altitude: 20,000 meter
Target's Max Speed: 1.40 mach (1,674 kph)
Top Speed: 4 mach (4,782 kph)
Warhead: 15 kilogram
Weight: 154 kilogram (340 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Astra News

There are 3 news between
26 Mar 2007 and 19 Mar 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015India Successfully Test Fires Astra Long-Range Air-to-Air Missile
Monday, January 11, 2010India Successfully Test Fires Astra Air-to-Air Missile
Monday, March 26, 2007Astra Air-to-Air Missile Tested Successfully in Experimental Flights

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