Russia and India may hold two launches of BrahMos cruise missiles from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet against sea and ground targets at the end of this year, TASS reports Tuesday.
"If positive results of the work with the technologically operational missile are received, there are plans to carry out demonstration launches of two organic missiles against a sea and a ground target," CEO of the Research and Production Association of Machine-Building Alexander Leonov said.
According to Leonov, a flight with a mock-up equipped with a system of sensors confirmed the calculated data and the results of tests on scaled models in a wind tunnel.
"After fulfilling the program of flights to get operational performance readings, the so-called emergency release of the mock-up is planned to get data on the dynamics of the missile’s safe separation from the aircraft," Leonov said.
Spokesman for the Russian-Indian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace Praveen Pathak earlier told Russian daily Izvestia that the possibility of the missile’s separation from an aircraft would be checked in August. In his estimate, the first launch of a missile from a Su-30MKI may take place in autumn.
India plans to arm three regiments of Su-30MKI fighter jets with BrahMos missiles. BrahMos missiles are already operational with the Indian Army and Navy.
A prototype of the new upgrade of Indias Sukhoi Su-30MKI to Super Sukhoi will be developed in Russia while the actual upgrades will be carried out indigenously in India. “A prototype of the plane will be developed in Russia while the actual upgrades will be done at Indias state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited,”
India and Russia are currently negotiating the upgrade of the Indian Air Forces Su-30MKI aircraft which could be finalized in the next 4-6 months. A Russian team was in New Delhi to discuss the upgrade earlier this month,
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Indian Hindustan Aeronautics did not seek any help from the Russian Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)for mounting BrahMos missile on Su-30MKI, Hindustan Aeronautics chairman said Saturday. “This unique program was taken up by HAL as an indigenous challenge at its Nashik Division and the required data was generated without the assistance of OEM for the modification
Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30MKI aircraft currently in service is said to last for another 30-40 years in operation, IAF chief Arup Raha said. Raha during a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday said that India has enough numbers of Sukhois in service that will last for another 30-40 years
The first test of the BrahMos Missile fired from the underbelly of the Su-30MKI fighter jet is likely to take place this December. A decommissioned Indian Navy warship is expected to the target for the super-sonic cruise missile traveling at almost three times the speed of sound, various Indian media reported quoting unnamed sources
India and Russia are likely to sign a formal contract to jointly develop a miniature version of the Brahmos missile that could have multiple capabilities, including agile cross border strikes to destroy infrastructure of terrorists. An agreement for the new version of the missile will be signed at the bilateral meet with Russia in Goa between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin, and it will be the first major upscaling of the Brahmos joint venture signed in 1998
The work on Indo-Russian supersonic cruise missiles Brahmos to integrate it on Su-30MKI fighter are at final stages and is likely ot be completed by month end. "The decisive test will be held on August 26-27
BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited has plans of conducting a missile drop test from Su-30MKI jet this month. "Recently, test flights were conducted with a Su-30 fighter fitted with a missile launching platform
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