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An Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30MKI has test fired the country’s first domestically designed and developed beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM), designated as Astra, as part of ongoing user trials on September 16. “The live aerial target was engaged accurately demonstrating the capability of first indigenous air-to-air missile,” the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a press release. The Astra BVRAAM is expected to be officially inducted by the end of 2019. Limited serial production of the Astra BVRAAM began in 2017.