Trial Of Python-5 Air to Air Missile:
DRDO conducts maiden trial of Python-5 Air to Air Missile.
- Tejas, India’s indigenous Light Combat Aircraft, added the 5th generation Python-5 Air-to-Air Missile (AAM) in its air-to-air weapons capability on April 27, 2021.
- Trials were also aimed to validate the enhanced capability of already integrated Derby Beyond Visual Range (BVR) AAM on Tejas.
- The test-firing at 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 maneuvering aerial target and the Python missiles also achieved 100% hits, thereby validating their complete capability. The trials met all their planned objectives.