BrahMos supersonic cruise missile successfully tested from a Sukhoi fighter jet

Two units of the IAF in Bengaluru played a critical role in Wednesday’s successful launch of Brah Mos missile. While the Software Development Institute developed the upgraded avionics for Su-30 the military jet which fired Brah Mos missile was flow

Two units of the IAF in Bengaluru played a critical role in Wednesday’s successful launch of Brah Mos missile. While the Software Development Institute developed the upgraded avionics for Su-30 the military jet which fired Brah Mos missile was flow

The Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully test fired an air-launched nuclear-capable BrahMos-A supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi Su-30 MKI multirole air superiority fighter jet on November 22, India's Ministry of Defense announced in a statement today.

The test complete the tactical cruise missile triad for India, with the Brahmos now having the air, naval (both submarine and ship) and land based versions developed.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated the "Team Brahmos" and the scientists at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the "historic achievement".

S Christopher, chairman DRDO and secretary, department of defence R&D, congratulated the scientists and engineers for this excellent text book kind of flight test.

Brahmos, weighing 2.5 tonnes, is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on India's Su-30 fighter aircraft modified to carry weapons.

The IAF said the integration of the missile on the aircraft was very complex process involving mechanical, electrical and software modifications of the Su-30 jet.

According to BrahMos Aerospace, "the formidable missile system once again proved its mettle to precisely hit enemy targets at much higher range than the current range of 290 km, with supersonic speed of 2.8 Mach'".

A video grab shows the Brah Mos supersonic cruise missile that was fired succesfully for the first time from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet of the IAF over the Bay of Bengal. The missile was gravity dropped from the Su-30MKI from its fuselage and the two-sta
In a first, BrahMos missile fired succesfully from Sukhoi aircraft

The BrahMos missile successfully hit a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal.

Today, India has created world record today with the launch of Brahmos missile successfully.

BrahMos is a joint venture between India and Russian Federation and named after the Brahmaputra and Moscowa rivers.

The land attack version of the missile has been operationalised in the Indian Army since 2007. The missile is first propelled by a solid propellant booster engine which takes it to supersonic speeds.

The joint India-Russia makers claim the Brahmos to be the world's fastest.

The integral aerodynamic configuration combined with thrust vectoring results in practically unlimited manoeuvrability and unique take-off and landing characteristics. After release, the missile falls freely for 100-150 metres, then moving into a cruise phase at 14,000 metres and finally the terminal phase at 15 metres. The chase aircraft was flown by Sqn Ldr Angad Pratap and Gp Capt Badrish N Athreya.

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