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Maiden trial of Python-5 conducted

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  • April 29, 2021
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Maiden trial of Python-5 conducted

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Defence and security 

In news

  • DRDO conducts maiden trial of Python-5 Air to Air Missile.

Key takeaways 

  • 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
  • Trials were also aimed to validate enhanced capability of Derby Beyond Visual Range (BVR) AAM on Tejas. 
  • The trials also validated its performance under extremely challenging scenarios.
  •  The trials met all their planned objectives.

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