Indian Air Force Test Fires Astra Missile from Su-30MKI Aircraft

Released on Tuesday, September 17, 2019
DRDO - Defence Research Development Organisation
EOTS - Electro Optic Tracking System
Air-to-Air missile, ASTRA, has been successfully flight tested on 16 September 2019 off the coast of Odisha. The missile was launched from Su-30 MKI as a part of User trials. The live aerial target was engaged accurately demonstrating the capability of first indigenous air-to-air missile.

The mission profile was executed in a text book manner. Various Radars, Electro-Optical Tracking System (EOTS) and Sensors tracked the missile and confirmed its engagement with target.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and Air Force teams for the successful test.

Source: Air-to-Air missile Astra successfully flight tested from Su-30 MKI

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