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    LCA Tejas test-fires Derby BVR missile

    Reports are just coming in that India’s LCA Tejas which is racing against time to clear its final operating clearance (FOC) by mid-2016 has successfully passed its first hurdle and test fired Derby beyond-visual-range (BVR) missile in Ballistic Non-Guided mode.

    Bengaluru-based Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) currently is preparing series of guided and unguided testing of Derby beyond-visual-range (BVR) missile against Electronic and flying target in next few days which will last until March and as per well-informed sources four more missiles testing has been scheduled.

    Israeli-developed Derby is a medium-range missile which will be used as a stop-gap measure before India’s own Astra BVR missile goes into production and becomes mainstay weapons system for India’s LCA Tejas.

    Fresh Batch of Rafael Advanced Defence Systems developed Derby beyond-visual-range (BVR) missile were shipped to India earlier this year and India has procured nearly Dozen Derby’s BVRAAM for testing purpose since Derby BVR is only equipped with Six operational Sea Harrier VTOL jets with Indian Navy, which have a limited inventory of the said missile
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    Re: LCA Tejas test-fires Derby BVR missile

    Ballistic non guided the key word here.

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    Re: LCA Tejas test-fires Derby BVR missile

    Quote Originally Posted by safriz View Post
    Ballistic non guided the key word here.
    Monthly Series of test for Derby have started-- Initially they are tested in ballistic non guided mode to
    1. Check the flight parameters
    2. Separation datas, missile plume

    Test in guided mode ( with full radar guidance ) for initial targeting and mid course correction is the last stage of test! Derby have IIR seeker so it can handle terminal phase
    tracking. The certification for integrated EL-M/2032 Radar in Tejas will be issued this month for guided test to start
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