In the defense sector, the government’s emphasis is on Make in India. In this episode, the Defense Ministry has finalized the deal of lethal missile Astra Mk-1 with Bharat Dynamics Company on Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Defense, these Astra Mk-1 missiles are to be given to the Indian Air Force and Navy. The deadly weapon Mk-1 missile deal with is Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile. The Astra missile has been designed by DRDO. This missile is capable of air-to-air strikes without being noticed by the enemy.
The Defense Ministry has approved a deal worth Rs 2971 crore to acquire the Astra Mk-1 missile system. The Defense Ministry has tied up with Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) for the supply of equipment to make this missile. An agreement was signed by both of them on May 31.
Till now the technology was not available to make this type of missile indigenously. Astra Mk-I BVR AM to Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)DRDO) indigenously designed and developed.