Maiden trial of Python-5 air-to-air missile fired by Tejas light combat aircraft

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 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.

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The missiles were fired from Tejas aircraft of Aeronautical Development Agency flown by Indian Air Force Test pilots belonging to National Flight Test Centre (Picture source: Government of India)



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