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BREAKING: Derby Missile Successfully Test Fired From Tejas

BREAKING: Derby Missile Successfully Test Fired From Tejas


Continuing with its successful stride of flight
trails with missile tests, ADA’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) TEJAS achieved a major milestone
on Thursday. One of the limited series production (LSP)
platforms fired a Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) missile Derby and scored
a direct hit, the test was conducted at the Interim Test Range, Balasore. According to sources associated with the project,
these weapon trials are part of the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) mandate. Sources confirmed that the TEJAS fired the
BVRAAM Derby missile on a Ballistic Guided mode. The current trials are aimed at validating
the accuracy of the missile. Apart from Python and Derby, TEJAS has in
its weapon menu the Russian-made CCM R-73, and the Israeli laser-guided bombs (LGB) Griffin
and the Paveway. “It’s a great achievement. The next schedule will be decided based on
our analysis.” an official attached to the weapon trials
program said.


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