Indian Su-30MKI will be made next year tests Astra missile
Indian-made” Astra “(Astra) air to air missile renderings
According to India,” Indian Defense “website December 16, 2008 reported that the Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighters to carry their own research governance “Astra” (Astra) air to air missile flight tests will be conducted in January 2009. Will assume the task of testing the Su-30MKI aircraft provided by the Indian Air Force Lohegaon base, test pilot from India and test aircraft systems organizations (Aircraft Systems and Testing Establishment).
“Astra” air to air missile project director, Dr. S. Gollakota disclosed to the media on Saturday, the Indian Air Force provided a test for the Su-30MKI fighters ready. India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Industry Co., Ltd. (HAL) in Nasik plant being related to characteristics of Telemetry Flight testing and evaluation work, and ready to assume the task of testing the Su-30MKI fighter aircraft is the installation of related equipment, and made partial changes to be able to wing tip rack to carry on the “Astra” air to air missiles. During the flight test, Su-30MKI will not carry a warhead loaded with the machine and did not maintain the power connection on the system, “Astra” missile simulation.
throughout the test flight of Su-30MKI fighter jets to more than 20 vehicles, machines will play between the mechanical, structural, electronic and other aspects of compatibility and vibration, strain and other characteristics of test validation. The second phase of testing is expected to be carried out in July next year, will achieve the missile and aircraft avionics systems integration. Dr. accordance Gollakota predicted the end of 2009 will be Su-30MKI launch of the “Astra” air to air missile firing tests. September this year, “Astra” missile has been successfully in Orissa (Orissa) coastal Chandipur test site (Chandipur-on-sea) for a ground test firing.
According to Indian media reports, India in full control of key missile technologies still have a long way to go. Currently, “Astra” missile in the engine and look for a top side are heavily dependent on Russian technology. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center Chen Li)