Astra Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile (BVRAAM) for UAE

Issue: 1 / 2018

The UAE has expressed interest in purchasing India’s indigenous Astra BVRAAM to arm its fleet of Mirage 2000-9 fighter aircraft. India has already integrated the missile on its fleet of Su-30MKI aircraft and work will now take place on integrating the Astra on IAF’s Mirage 2000 fighters. The prospective sale is one of several defence deals New Delhi is chasing in the region, with ongoing effort to manufacture arms and equipment in a joint venture with Saudi Arabia and Jordan who are also looking Indian-developed defence equipment.