India's Astra BVRAAM Tested Twice, Fails Once

A test-firing of India's Astra beyond visual range air-to-air missile on May 20 failed, according to a report in The Hindu newspaper. The report quotes Dr Avinash Chander, the DRDO's chief controller for missiles as saying, "A snag developed during a manoeuvre. The missile lost control after it reached a certain height. A team is analysing the data." The missile was test-fired again the next day, May 21, and is reported to have met all parameters. Found this Astra schematics slide in my files. Pretty sure I haven't posted it before:

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