- Sep 24, 2016
This is more likely. Dual pulse motor is already ready with NGARM . Indegenios seeker is ready.AFAIK
Astra mk2 is dual pulse motor based BVRAAM. It will be a enhanced Astra mk1 in all operational parameters
SFDR based BVRAAM is a totally different BVRAAM and will come after Astra mk2.
But let's wait and see
It can come very fast as it needs minimal changes. Just like Israel went from basic derby to derby ER . 50 km range derby became 100km + derby ER with additional motor.
Astra mk1 is already at 80-110 km. So mk2 with additional propulsion can go upto 150-160 km.
Israel claims derby ER gives 80% of meteor performance for third of cost .
Astra mk2 will give 85-90% of meteor performance at similar or lower cost than derby ER.
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