Watch: Tejas aircraft fires Python-5 air-to-air missile during trials

Indigenously-developed light combat aircraft Tejas has been cleared to carry fifth generation Python-5 air-to-air missile as part of its weapons package that would significantly enhance the combat prowess of the jet, officials said on Wednesday. DRDO released a video where Tejas aircraft can be seen firing Python-5 missile. The decision to allow Tejas to carry the missile came on Tuesday following a series of trials to validate the performance of the aircraft, they said. "Tejas added the 5th generation Python-5 air-to-air missile in its air-to-air weapons capability on Tuesday. Trials were also aimed to validate the enhanced capability of already integrated Derby beyond visual range AAM on Tejas," said an official. Watch the full video for more details.