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Astra and Astra Mk.2 (Air to Air Missile) whats different Except Increased Range

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by Manmohan Yadav, Jul 23, 2011.

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  1. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    This is the first air-to-air missile developed by India- an advanced missile that enables fighter pilots to lock-on and shoot down enemy aircraft from a distance of more than 80 km away. As of May 2011, the missile is undergoing developmental trials and is expected to be inducted into the Indian Armed Forces by 2014.

    The maximum range of Astra is to be 80 km in head-on chase and 20 km in tail chase. The missile could be launched from different altitudes - it can cover 110 km when launched from an altitude of 15 km, 44 km when fired from an altitude of eight km and 21 km when the altitude is sea-level . It will have an active homing range of 25 km. The missile has a pre-fragmented warhead and is fitted with a proximity fuze. A radar fuse already exists for the Astra, but the DRDO is currently working on a new laser fuse.

    The Mark 2 version of Astra will have a maximum range of 150 km and tail chase range of up to 35 km :flame:

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  2. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Don't start threads without enough info on something, and specially if a similar thread exists

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