BrahMos supersonic cruise missile tested successfully from IAF's Sukhoi fighter jet
The missile test will "significantly bolster" the Air Force's air combat operations capability from stand-off ranges, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.
The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully tested for the first time from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet, ANI reported.
The Brahmos Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) was tested on a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
"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," the statement read.
The missile test will "significantly bolster" the Air Force's air combat operations capability from stand-off ranges, the MoD said.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated the BrahMos team and DRDO, which jointly developed the missile with Russia's NPOM.
India creates a world record and completes Supersonic Cruise Missile Triad by successfully testing #BRAHMOS #ALCM from Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft. Smt @nsitharaman congratulates Team Brahmos & @DRDO_India for this historic achievement.- Raksha Mantri (@DefenceMinIndia) November 22, 2017