India Successfully Tests Indigenously Developed Beyond Visual Rrange AIR‐To‐AIR Missile
DRDO Press Release:
India’s first indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Air‐to‐Air missile “ASTRA was successfully test fired by the Indian Air Force on May 04, 2014 from a Naval range in the western sector meeting all the mission objectives. The air‐launch was captured by side and forward looking high speed cameras and the separation was exactly as per the simulation.
ASTRA is India’s first BVR Air‐to‐Air Missile indigenously designed and developed by DRDO,
possessing high Single Shot Kill Probability (SSKP) making it highly reliable. Astra is an all aspect,
all weather missile with active Radar terminal guidance, excellent ECCM features, smokeless
propulsion and process improved effectiveness in multi‐target scenario making it a highly
advanced, state‐of the‐art missile. Full Press Release