Meteor has been designed to defeat current and future threats at beyond visual range
, with an understanding performance that will totally redefine an aircraft's air combat capability.
The only carrier borne aircraft in the light category in the world, it will be operating with a wide variety of operational weapons and equipment like the Beyond Visual Range
(BVR) missile, Anti-ship Missiles, Conventional bombs, Air Defence guns, CCM's and drop tanks.
When the missile reaches initial operating capability, our warfighters will have a beyond visual range
missile with unparalleled capability in our quest for air dominance.
These include the Meteor Beyond Visual Range
Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM), JERNAS ground-based defense system and the Principal Anti-Air Missile System (PAAMS).
One project demonstrated preliminary autonomous hover, on the Quad-rotor, with the ultimate goal of establishing a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) system to monitor and track targets beyond visual range
Another crucial system, the Astra Beyond Visual Range
Airto- Air missile, was successfully tested in December under simulated environment.
Pakistan would also get 500 American Beyond Visual Range
(BVR) missiles, Suleman added.
In 2001, Swedish authorities signed an international agreement to provide the Gripen new generation fighter aircraft as a test platform for testing the high-tech Beyond Visual Range
(BVR) Meteor missile.
The Meteor Beyond Visual Range
Air-to-Air Missile has been successfully launched from a Eurofighter Typhoon as part of the Future Enhancements Flight Test Programme.
And so, the combat environment in India's northern borders will be the most advanced anywhere, with aircraft requiring the latest in terms of AESA radars, long- range precision strike weapons, beyond visual range
missiles and so on.
According to PAF spokesman the induction of these Beyond Visual Range
(BVR) missiles in the PAF inventory not only marks the achievement of another major milestone in PAF Developmental Plan, but also bolsters its defensive capabilities manifold.
The system integrates existing sensors, weapons and decision support systems with innovative command and control (C2) elements to allow host ships to detect, identify, verify hostility and target small boat threats beyond visual range
, and then to engage hostile craft with Hellfire missiles as they penetrate the system's five-mile defensive perimeter.