India has signed a £250 million ($428 million) contract with European missile maker MBDA to provide advanced short range air-to-air missiles (Asraams) for the Indian air force’s Jaguar fighters. The IAF is expected to take delivery of about 300 Asraams from MBDA, the joint venture between BAE Systems, the Franco-German Airbus group and Finmeccanica of Italy. The missile will replace the out-of-production French Matra Magic R550 short-range heat-seeking missile in India’s ...


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