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Astra missile completes development trials

The final development flight trials of Astra BVRAAM successfully completed

The final development flight trials of Astra BVRAAM successfully completed   | Photo Credit: Defence Ministry

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The indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air missile (BVRAAM) moved one step closer to induction into the Air Force after successfully completing development trials.

“The final development flight trials of Astra BVRAAM were successfully conducted over the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of Chandipur in Odisha during September 11-14. A total of seven trials were conducted against Pilotless Target Aircrafts (PTA) successfully,” Defence Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

The missile was tested in various missions and all sub-systems including the indigenous radio frequency seeker performed accurately, meeting all the mission parameters and objectives.

Two missiles were also launched in the combat configuration with warhead and the targets were neutralized, the statement added.

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