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Tejas successfully test fires Derby missile in RADAR mode.

Tejas One More Succesful Flight

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 test-firing was conducted on a maneuverable aerial target at the interim test range at Chandipur in Odisha yesterday.
The objective of the test was to assess the Derby integration with aircraft systems onboard Tejas including the aircraft avionics, fire-control radar, launchers and Missile Weapon Delivery System and to verify its performance.
The test firing achieved all its planned objectives. The Derby firing is a major step towards clearing BVR capabilities on LCA aircraft for FOC.






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