India has issued a third Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for this year for a launch of an experimental flight vehicle in the Bay of Bengal this month for the period from 26-27 February 2022 as per information provided by Twitter user @detresfa_. The designated area is 170 km in length and 95 km in width which indicates it might be a test of either long-range air to air missiles or an upgraded version of the ground-based air defense missile.

DRDO designed Astra Mk2 beyond visual range air to air missile with a range of 160km is waiting for its first developmental trials after completion of captive and separation trials onboard Su-30MKI aircraft that have been modified for the program.

DRDO is also working on an Indian MR-SAM-ER variant that will have a range of 150km which is also almost ready to begin its developmental trials.

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