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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Preparation on for Fresh Trial of Astra

Astra AAM launchAfter a series of developmental tests and trials, India is finally readying to induct its beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile, Astra, in the Armed forces.

As part of the final round induction phase, the scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have begun preparation for a fresh trial of the indigenously developed missile from a defence base off the Odisha coast.

A defence official said the test is likely to be conducted in association with a team of Air Force officials on March 12 at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea.

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