Astra MK-1 missile system

Developed by DRDO, the Astra MK-1 missile system is the first indigenously developed beyond visual range (BVR) missile that can be launched from Sukhoi-30 and other fighter aircraft. It is an air-to-air missile system designed to be mounted on a fighter aircraft. It can destroy highly manoeuvring supersonic aircraft. The Defence Minister has handed over this system to Air Chief Marshall R K S Bhadauria recently.

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