IAF Su-30MKI Jet Carrying BRAHMOS Cruise Missile Completes First Flight Demonstration

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IAF Su-30MKI Jet Carrying BRAHMOS Cruise Missile Completes First Flight Demonstration
Indian Air Force Su-30MKI jet integrated with BrahMos missile getting ready for take-off. Image credits: BrahMos Aerospace

BrahMos Aerospace has achieved a milestone today with successful demonstration flight of the BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile system integrated Su-30MKI fighter jet.

The demonstration flight, carried out at HAL Nasik, involved carriage of BRAHMOS weapon on the Indian Air Force (IAF)’s long-range Sukhoi-30 fighter, giving a major boost to the BRAHMOS air-launched flight test programme, according to the press release.

With today’s successful flight, the Brahmos air version programme has moved a step closer towards actual test firing of this 2.5-ton air-to- ground missile that will be fired from the Sukhoi Su-30MKI in the coming months.

Sudhir Kumar Mishra CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace, congratulated the Joint team of HAL, DRDO, IAF & BrahMos for achieving this technological feat which will go down in the history as first in the World combination of supersonic cruise missile with a long range fighter aircraft.

The Su-30- BRAHMOS combination will carry out air combat operations within and beyond visibility range and will provide the IAF with the capability of attacking targets protected by powerful air defence assets.

Integration of BRAHMOS with the Su-30MKI will render the weapon a multi-platform capability while making the IAF the only Air Force in the world in procession of a supersonic cruise missile system.

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