Brahmos missile successfully flight tested

The supersonic missile is now capable of being launched from land, sea and air

GN Bureau | November 22, 2017


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 Brahmos, the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile, was successfully flight tested from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft against a sea based target in the Bay of Bengal. 

The missile was gravity dropped from the Sukhoi’s fuselage and the two stage missile’s engine fired up and straightway propelled towards the intended target in the Bay of Bengal.
 
Brahmos Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM), weighing 2.5 ton, is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on India’s Su-30 fighter aircraft which has been modified by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to carry weapons.
 
The successful maiden test firing of Brahmos ALCM from Su-30MKI will significantly bolster the IAF’s air combat operations capability.
Brahmos, a world-class weapon with multi-platform, multi-mission role, is now capable of being launched from land, sea and air, completing the tactical cruise missile triad for India. Brahmos is a joint venture between DRDO of India and NPOM of Russia.
 
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman lauded DRDO.
 

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