India's Astra BVRAAM Flight Firing This Year

Aero India 2013 afforded the first view of a full-scale model of India's Astra BVRAAM. In an interview to a newspaper recently, DRDO chief V.K. Saraswat said 2013 was 'Astra Year' for the agency as the missile would finally see flight trials. The missile has already been tested from a ground launcher a few times and had captive trials on a Su-30MKI. The weapon is intended to be integrated on the LCA Tejas, Su-30MKI, upgraded Mirage 2000 and Jaguar.