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Advanced Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM)
Prelims- Science and Technology
a) Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to adopt a new European visual range air to air missile ASRAAM across its fighter fleet.
b) ASRAAM of European missile-maker MBDA has been approved for fitting on Jaguar jets.
c) IAF was looking to integrate it on the Su-30MKIs and the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) as well.
d) ASRAAM is widely used as a Within Visual Range (WVR) air dominance missile with a range of over 25km.
Source- The Hindu