BrahMos, Fastest Supersonic Cruise Missile Passes IAF Flight-Test

 

In a joint venture between India and Russia, BrahMos, the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile, created history on 22 November 2017, after it was successfully flight-tested for the first time from the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) frontline fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI. The missile was tested against a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal.

The successful maiden test firing of BrahMos Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) from Su-30MKI will significantly bolster the IAF’s air combat operations capability from stand-off ranges.

BrahMos ALCM, weighing 2.5 ton, is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on India’s Su-30 fighter aircraft modified by HAL to carry weapons. BrahMos is a joint venture between DRDO of India and NPOM of Russia.

BrahMos, the world-class weapon with multi-platform, multi-mission role, is capable of being launched from land, sea and air, completing the tactical cruise missile triad for India.

Also Read: Indian Army Successfully Tests BrahMos III Land-Attack Missile 

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated DRDO and Brahmos for the outstanding accomplishment.

Dr 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.

The missile test was witnessed by Dr Sudhir Mishra, DG (BrahMos) and CEO and MD, BrahMos Aerospace along with senior IAF officials, Scientists and Officials from DRDO and BrahMos.

Also Read: Watch: Indian Navy Test-Fires BrahMos Land Attack Missile

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