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Air-to-Air Astra Missile tested on IAF Sukhoi SU-30

SB175, Sukhoi SU-30

Defence Research and Development Organization, recently tested the newly made Astra Missile on the Sukhoi SU-30 of Indian Air Force. The Astra has a range of 70 kms and travels at a speed of 5,555 kmph said a defence ministry statement.

The missile was tracked by number of radars and sensors and was confirmed a target hit while it was tested off the Odisha Coast on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

The missile has a 15kgs high-explosive pre-fragmented warhead and is capable to target targets of multiple ranges and altitudes. Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO on this successful milestone.


Picture from Aero India 2017 for visual reference of Sukhoi SU-30MKI aircraft.

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