LCA Tejas Gets Python-5 Air-to-Air Missile
✅India's indigenous Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas, has added the 5th generation Python-5 Air-to-Air
Missile (AAM) to its air-to-air weapons capability
✅Trials were also aimed to validate the enhanced capability of already integrated Derby Beyond Visual Range (BVR) AAM on Tejas.
✅The test-firing in Goa completed a series of missile trials to validate its performance under extremely challenging scenarios.
✅Derby missile achieved a direct hit on a high-speed manoeuvring aerial target and the Python missiles also achieved 100% hits,thereby validating their complete capability.
✅The trials met all their planned objectives
✅Prior to these trials, extensive missile carriage flight tests were conducted in Bengaluru to assess the integration of the missile with aircraft systems onboard the Texas, like Avionics, Fire-control radar, Missile Weapon Delivery System & the Flight Control System