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IAF starts integrating Astra Mk1 BVRAAM on 40 Su-30MKI in first batch

Source : IgMp Bureau

IAF starts integrating Astra Mk1 BVRAAM on 40 Su-30MKI in first batch
Astra Mk1 BVRAAM on Sukhoi Su-30MKI of IAF (File Photo)


The indigenous Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile (BVRAAM) system Astra Mk1 is getting integrated on 40 units of Sukhoi Su-30MKI of Indian Air Force.

These aircrafts have started receiving software patches and launcher integration in batches.

This is the first batch of 40 aircrafts that will receive these Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile (BVRAAM).

Astra will become primary BVR missile of the Indian Air Force in years to come.

Other two versions Mk2 with a range of 160 kilometers and Mk3 with a range of around 300 kilometers are under development.

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