ASTRA is designed to engage targets beyond visual range (BVR), allowing aircraft to strike enemy targets from a safe distance.

Equipped with an active radar seeker, ASTRA can autonomously detect and track targets, enhancing its effectiveness in complex combat scenarios.

ASTRA boasts exceptional agility and maneuverability, enabling it to engage agile and maneuvering targets with precision.

The missile utilizes solid-fueled propulsion, providing quick launch readiness and enabling extended range capabilities.

ASTRA is versatile, capable of engaging a variety of targets, including aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and subsonic cruise missiles.

ASTRA features ECCM measures to counter enemy electronic warfare tactics, enhancing its survivability and effectiveness.

ASTRA is compatible with a wide range of aircraft platforms, including fighter jets, providing versatility in mission planning and execution.

With its advanced guidance systems and high-explosive warhead, ASTRA ensures a high probability of kill against various aerial threats.

ASTRA Mk-1 has been integrated with the Indian Air Force’s Sukhoi Su-30MKI, MiG-29UPG, and LCA Tejas, as well as the Navy’s MiG-29K.

Developed domestically by DRDO, ASTRA represents India's efforts towards self-reliance in defense technology, reducing dependence on foreign imports and enhancing national security.