Astra set to replace BVRAAMs, to be tested from Tejas


New Delhi, Nov 23: The first indigenous air-to-air missile Astra will be soon tested from the home grown fighter Tejas. The all weather day and nigh capable Astra has a strike range of around 100 kilometres.

It would eventually replace the Russian, French and Israeli BVRAAMs which are currently imported to arm the Indian Air Force fighters. Sources tell OneIndia that the DRDO would begin testing the Mark-2 version of the Astra with a range of 160 kilometres next year. 

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Author: Vicky Nanjappa

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