IAF to adopt ASRAAM missile across its fighter fleet

  1. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is looking to adopt Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM) across its fighter fleet.
  2. ASRAAM has been developed by European missile-maker MBDA. It is currently in service in UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
  3. ASRAAM is a high speed, extremely manoeuvrable, heat-seeking, air-to-air missile. It is designed as a “fire-and-forget” missile
  4. It is widely used as a Within Visual Range (WVR) air dominance missile with a range of over 25km.