The Indian Air Force will start receiving BrahMos air-launched cruise missiles for about 50 Su-30MKI starting January next year.
"The Indian Air Force has signed a contract on the delivery of air-launched BrahMos cruise missiles from January 2018. The missiles are designed to arm about 50 Su-30MKI fighter aircraft modified for their use," BrahMos Aerospace Joint Venture Co-Director Alexander Maxichev was quoted as saying by TASS at the Dubai Airshow 2017 on Monday.
Final preparations for test firing of the Brahmos Cruise Missile from the belly of a Sukhoi-30MKI aircraft are being made for possible launch in late November.
"Some 20-30 hours of flying with the 2.5 ton missile strapped to the aircraft's underbelly besides a number of drop tests in varying conditions have been accomplished," Maxichev had told Defenseworld.net on Sunday.
The designated target will be a ship somewhere in the Bay of Bengal and the missile would be fired from a height of some 7000 meters-9000 meters, he said adding that preparations are in full swing for the first-ever firing of the cruise missile from the aircraft.
Two aircraft are being prepared of which one will fire the missile and the other will be on stand-by.
While the missile will be supplied by Brahmos Aerospace, an Indo-Russian joint-venture, the Su-30MKI aircraft are being provided by the Indian Air Force. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is doing the integration.
India’s Air Force has modified two Su-30MKI fighter jets for air-launched BrahMos cruise missiles by now. The upgrade of the other 48 aircraft will begin immediately after this missile is accepted for service.
Final preparations for test firing of the Brahmos Cruise Missile from the belly of a Sukhoi-30MKI aircraft are being made for possible launch in late November. "Some 20-30 hours of flying with the 2
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