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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Maiden Flight: July 2010
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Astra Mk-1
Origin: India
Corporations: Bharat Dynamics Limited
Parent System: Astra
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Maiden Flight: July 2010
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Astra Mk-2
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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

Combat Aircraft LCA Navy Su-30MKI Tejas

Astra Specifications

Diameter: 178 millimeter (7.01 inch)
Length: 3.80 meter (150 inch)
Max Maneuvering Load Factor: 40 g
Max Range: 75 kilometer (40 nautical mile)
Target's Max Altitude: 20,000 meter (10.8 nautical mile)
Target's Max Speed: 1.40 mach (1,674 kph)
Top Speed: 4.50 mach (5,380 kph)
Warhead: 15 kilogram (33.1 pound)
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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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Astra News

There are 7 news between
26 Mar 2007 and 3 Oct 2018
Wednesday, October 3, 2018Development Trials of Astra MK1 Long Range Air-to-Air Missile Completed Successfully
Wednesday, September 26, 2018Indian Air Force Su-30MKI Successfully Test-Fires Astra Missile
Friday, September 15, 2017India Conducts First Live Fire of Astra Mk-1 BVR Air to Air Missile
Tuesday, May 17, 2016Indian Air Force to Get Combat Ready Tejas by 2018
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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