Air-to-air missile Astra test-fired from Sukhoi-30 MKI

BALASORE (ODISHA): India on Tuesday successfully flight-tested its indigenously developed air-to-air missile Astra, off the coast of Odisha.

The state-of-the-art missile was launched from Sukhoi-30 MKI as a part of user trials by the Indian Air Force, an official statement said.

“The live aerial target was engaged accurately demonstrating the capability of first indigenous air-to-air missile,” it said.

Noting that the mission profile was executed in a textbook manner, it said various radars, Electro-Optical

Tracking System (EOTS) and sensors tracked the missile and confirmed its engagement with target. (AGENCIES)