combine indigenous and foreign methods! India to install domestic missiles on Russian made fighters

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 combine indigenous and foreign methods! India to install domestic missiles on Russian made fighters


According to the report, the first batch of 50 test-type Astra MK1 air-to-air missiles have been delivered to the Indian Air Force and will be installed on the SU-30MKI fighter. Another 100 test missiles will be installed on the mig-29upg fighter after avionics upgrading. Next, the Indian Air Force will upgrade the software of the Astra MK1 air-to-air missile to make it compatible with Zhuk me electronic scanning slotted array antenna radar.

Indias SU-30MKI fighter plane tests Astra missile

The Indian Air Force will receive 200 officially produced Astra MK1 air-to-air missiles from 2021, equipped with mig-29upg and SU-30MKI fighters. The Indian Navy will also receive 48 Astra missiles to supplement the Russian made R-77 air-to-air missiles and equip the ship-based mig-29k.

According to the report, Indias domestic brilliant mk1a fighter will become the third fighter equipped with Astra MK1 air-to-air missile, and it will carry the missile after 2024. At that time, the Indian Air Force will purchase another 300 such missiles.

The plan to install the Astra MK1 missile on the legal mirage-2000 fighter is also under discussion, but it requires France to provide the source code of Thales rdy2 radar to make the two compatible.

Astra is Indias first domestic air-to-air missile, developed by Indias defense research and development organization, and has completed 27 test launches so far.

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