SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
The Conference Brochure for the Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicles (SAROD) also has revealed STAR (Supersonic TARget), a target missile capable of hitting Mach 2.5 speed to help surface warship crews practice how to detect and defeat incoming supersonic anti-ship missiles based on the LFRJ (Liquid Fuel Ramjet) Engine that is being developed for the Astra Mk3 Very Long range Beyond Visual Range Air to Air missile program.
STAR can be launched from the ground and ships using a Catapult-launched system and has a range of 55-175km with RCS of 0.2-1.9m2 and a shelf life of 10 years.
The offshoot program planned that will be based on the STAR are to develop air-launched variants of STAR (Supersonic TARget) that can be used as Anti-AWACS and Anti-Radiation missiles for the entire Tejas Mk1A and Mk2 fleet and Baseline STAR also as a Supersonic Cruise Missile that can be used as an Anti-ship missile system.
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