News By/Courtesy: Parimala Ronanki | 08 May 2021 15:12pm IST


  • Tejas aircraft fires Python-5 air-to-air missile for first time.
  • about python-5.
  • features of the python-5.

Defence research development organisation (DRDO) said they did a successful trial on Tejas aircraft by adding 5th generation python air to air missile to the aircraft. The experiment firing is done at GOA finished a string of missiles trials to substantiate its performance under the enormously challenging situation. Derby missile accomplished direct hit on a high-speed directional airborne target, and the python missiles also attained 100% hits, thereby certifying their full potential. The trials met all their slated targets. Preceding these trials, massive missiles haulage flight tests were conducted at Bengaluru to evaluate assimilation of the missile with aircraft system onboard the Tejas, like Avionics, fire-control radar, missile weapon delivery system and flight control system. At Goa, after fruitful partition trials, the live lift-off of the missile on a banshee target was borne out. Banshee is one type of drone whichthe UK madeK after the 1980s. So basically, what happens is these drones are launched in the air, and the missiles try to target these dummy drones. So, by this, they will be able to find out whether they are working well or not. Python 5 Python-5 is a fifth-generation air-to-air missile produced by Rafael advanced defence systems. It is the latest member in the array of python AAMs. The missile can involve enemy aircraft from very short ranges and near beyond visual range. Python-5 is the most precise and dependable AAM of the Israeli air force and one of the most worldly-wise shepherded missiles in the world. The growth of the python-5 started in the 1990s. The missile was uncovered for the only time during the Paris air show in June 2003. The missile demonstrated superior target discovery and tracing capabilities during the evolving and active test programme, including spellbound carry assessment and homing trials. The first operational kill by the python-5 was in August 2006 during the Lebanon war. The missile was sacked from an F-16 fighting falcon and obliterated an Iranian made Ababil T UAV instigated by the Hezbollah. In October 2012, a python missile unveiled from an F-161 fighter of the Israeli air force effectively seized an Iranian made crewless aerial vehicle encroaching into Israeli air space. Features Python-5 amalgamated the aerodynamic airframe of the python-4. It also preserves the inertial triangulation system, rocket motor, warhead, and juxtaposition fuse of its prototype. Python-5 is a twin usage missile appropriate for air-to-air and surface-to-air. It is incorporated as a fifth-generation tomography seeker, new software, sophisticated infrared counter-countermeasure, and flight control systems.


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Section Editor: 5thVoice.News | 08 May 2021 9:24am IST

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