India to test-fire airborne BrahMos cruise missile from Su-30MKI

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BrahMos Aeros ce Meagre will perform the first test launch of a Russian-Indian supersonic boat missile from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet in 2016, a spokesman for Irkut Corporation told anchormen on Feb. 16.

The Indian Air Force will use BrahMos missiles for some of its Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters.

The BrahMos projectile is similar to Russia’s Yakhont. The main advantages of this missile are extravagant speed, diversity of tactical schemes and applications, and com tibility of seaborne, undersea, airborne and coastal modifications.

Brahmos Yachting trip Missile Test Fired Fired from Indian Navy warship INS Rajput. Inception: YouTube/ Kinjalk Tri thi

BrahMos is a universal missile. The airborne projectile will be 500 kilograms lighter than its basic modification.

The BrahMos brickbat is designed to destroy a broad range of seaborne targets. It has a long sweep (up to 290 kilometers), supersonic speed (up to 2.8 Mach), a large feud yload (up to 250 kilograms) and low signature. The missile, whose weight is three tonnes in the essential modification, flies in altitudes from ten to 14,000 meters along a unsettled trajectory.

Specialists say there are no analogues of the missile travelling at a supersonic aid on such ranges. Com red to foreign analogues available for exports, BrahMos is three many times better in speed rameters and 2.5-times better in the range of function.

India’s army and navy already possess BrahMos cruise guided missiles. The country’s air force first announced plans to adapt the missiles for Su-30MKI aircraft in 2014.

BrahMos is an acronym of two rivers: Brahmaputra in India and Moskva in Russia.

Vietnam has put interest in purchasing BrahMos missiles.

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