India's air force version of BrahMos cruise missile is all set to perform its maiden flight from Sukhoi-30MKI aircraft on Wednesday.
Defence sources told Indian Express that the aircraft will take off from an air force base by noon in West Bengal and fire the missile against a target over the Bay of Bengal.
"The launch window is 10 am to 12 noon. Two aircraft have been kept ready. While one has been integrated with the missile another will track all along its flight - from fire to hit. We all are excited for the mission," said a defence official from New Delhi.
Defence sources said the BrahMos Aerospace had to reduce the weight of the missile as it is to be launched from a moving platform unlike its army and navy versions. Some modifications have also been made in its design to easily integrate it in Sukhoi aircraft.
Jointly developed by India and Russia, the BrahMos missile is fastest in the world that has a strike range of 290 km and carries a conventional warhead up to 300 kg. With high-precision, it has devastating power at a supersonic speed of Mach 2.8.
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The addition of Brahmos and Astra missiles have enabled the Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet to bolster India's strategic capability. With these advancements, the reach with air-to-air refueling and standoff performance, Su-30 MKI is a truly potent platform and is bolstering IAFs strategic capabilities, said Indias Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, after a sortie on the multi-role fighter in Jodhpur airbase on January 17
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Some 40 Indian Air Force (IAF) Su-30MKI fighter jets are to undergo integration with the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile following the successful test firing of the missile from the air a fortnight ago. India Minister of State for Defence, Dr
Godrej & Boyce has received a fresh order to supply airframe fuel management systems for the BrahMos Air-Launched Cruise Missile after it handed over the 100th set of airframe assemblies to BrahMos Aerospace (BAPL), the company said in a statement Tuesday. The BrahMos missile is a stealth universal supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from ships, submarines, aircraft and land based platforms
A light version of India's sueprsonic BrahMos cruise missile will likely be ready by 2019, a senior defense official said. The official told
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