The BrahMos can now be fired from land, sea and air
In a first for India, and the world, the Indo-Russian supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was today successfully test fired from IAF’s Sukhoi 30-MKI. BrahMos is one of the heaviest missiles in the world to be integrated on a frontline fighter jet and with today’s success, the IAF gets unprecedented fire power against the enemy. “The missile was gravity dropped from the Su-30 from fuselage, and the two stage missile’s engine fired up and straightway propelled towards the intended target at the sea in Bay of Bengal,” said a Ministry of Defence release. BrahMos, said to the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile, was integrated on the Sukhoi-30 MKI by HAL. With a range of 290-km, the 2.8 mach missile is a lethal weapon, and its integration with an aircraft like Sukhoi is without a doubt a big boost for India’s defence preparedness and strike capabilities.
The precision-guided missile was tested in the Bay of Bengal against a sea-based target.
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated DRDO and BrahMos for the outstanding accomplishment.
The successful integration of the cruise missile with the fighter jets will allow the Air Force to conduct surgical strikes in the enemy territory up to a range of 300 km.