Tejas Successfully Test Fires Derby Air-To-Air Beyond Visual Range Missile


Team DefenceAviationPost
Tejas, the Light Combat Aircraft today successfully demonstrated an Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile firing capability by releasing Derby Air-to-Air BVR missile in RADAR guided mode. The missile launch was performed in Lock ON after Launch mode for a BVR target in the look down mode and the target was destroyed.
The objective of the test was to assess the Derby integration with aircraft systems on-board Tejas including the aircraft avionics, fire-control radar, launchers and Missile Weapon Delivery System and to verify its performance.
The test was conducted on a Manoeuvrable Aerial Target at the Interim Test Range (ITR), Chandipur.  The sensors at ITR also tracked the target and missile.
A safe separation was followed by missile guidance towards RADAR acquired target. The flawless launch was demonstrated with all on-board systems performing satisfactorily and the missile scored a direct hit on the target with complete destruction of it.
The test firing achieved all its planned objectives. The Derby firing is a major step towards clearing BVR capabilities on LCA aircraft for FOC.

You may also read!

SIIL’s Missile Assembly Factory To Be Completed By Jan 2018

Aiming to become the first domestic missile integration company in the private sector, industrial explosives maker Solar Industries India

Read More...

Lufthansa Confirms Interest In ‘New Alitalia’

The Lufthansa Group has submitted an offer letter expressing interest in establishing a “new Alitalia,” only days after the

Read More...

Middle East Airlines To Spend $600 Billion On New Planes By 2036

Middle  East airlines will spend about US$600 billion on new aircraft in the next 20 years, amid projections that

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu