It is reported that DRDO self-made medium-range air-to-air missile “Astra” has now completed all the development work, and plans to integrate it on the MiG-29UPG , Su-30MKI and Tejas fighter jets equipped by its own air force in the future. The airspace deterrence of the Air Force.
According to reports, the Indian Air Force technicians have obtained the fire control radar source code for the Su-30MKI and MiG-29UPG fighter jets, and installed a mission computer developed by Hindustan Airlines (HAL), which can launch DRDO homemade “ASTRA” air-to-air missiles, and its first batch of 50 “Astana” MK1 air-to-air missiles have also been delivered to the Su-30MKI Fighter Wing, and the subsequent second batch of 100 “Astra” MK1 It is also about to be delivered to the MiG-29UPG Fighter Wing. The original plan was that the Indian Air Force should only start to equip the “Astana” air-to-air missiles after 2021. Perhaps due to the situation and pressure, the pace of the replacement has been accelerated.