LCA Tejas successfully test-fires indigenous ASTRA Beyond
Recently Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) LSP-7 Tejas has successfully flight tested the indigenous Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile Astra on August 23, 2023 off the coast of Goa.
The missile was successfully tested at an altitude of about 20,000 feet. All the objectives related to the test were met and it was a perfect and precise launch.
ASTRA indigenous Beyond Visual Range (BVR)
- An advanced Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile, developed by various DRDO laboratories including Defense Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) and Research Center Imarat (RCI).
- It is designed to attack and destroy agile supersonic aerial targets.
- DRDO’s indigenous weapon BVR test from domestic Tejas fighter aircraft is a major step towards ‘Self-reliant India’.
Source – PIB