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DRDO, Air Force successfully test-fire 'Astra' missile

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Air-to-Air missile 'Astra' was successfully flight-tested by the Defence Research Development Organisation and the Air Force on Tuesday off the Odisha coast, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

The missile was launched from Su-30 MKI as a part of user trials.

The live aerial target was engaged accurately demonstrating the capability of first indigenous air-to-air missile, the statement added.

"The mission profile was executed in a text book manner. Various Radars, Electro-Optical Tracking System (EOTS) and Sensors tracked the missile and confirmed its engagement with target," it said.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and Air Force teams for the successful test.

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First Published: Tue, September 17 2019. 19:15 IST