India test-fires Astra missile successfully
India once again successfully test-fired indigenously developed Beyond Virtual Range (BVR) "Astra" missile.
Test-fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, 15 km from Balasore in Odisha.
- Surface to Surface
- Single stage solid fuelled
- Payload capacity of 15 kg conventional explosives
- Capable of engaging and destroying highly maneuverable supersonic aerial targets
- Can be integrated with Sukhoi-30 MKI, MiG-29, Mirage-2000, Jaguar and the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft