A light version of India's sueprsonic BrahMos cruise missile will likely be ready by 2019, a senior defense official said.
The official told Times Now that 'BRAHMOS Light' is "currently in the design stage, though initial consultations have been held". The missile can be fired from the Tejas, the indigenously made Light Combat Aircraft that the Indian Air Force is acquiring.
The new version of the BrahMos will be smaller and with roughly the same range: 300 km, but it will be faster at roughly Mach 3.5. That means that larger combat aircraft like the Su-30MKI would be able to carry three rather than just one of the new weapon during a sortie. Even an aircraft like the MiG-35 might be able to carry more than one weapon at a time potentially.
The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is the product of Russia’s Machine-Building Research and Development Consortium and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization, which set up BrahMos Aerospace joint venture in 1998. The missile’s name comes from the names of two rivers: the Indian Brahmaputra of and the Russian Moscow river. The missile has a range of 290 km and carries a warhead weighing from 200 to 300 kg.
The High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) of Indias state-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will conduct a mechanical vibration test of a solid proponent booster for the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile sometime in December. "A solid propellant booster, which is an important component of the BrahMos, is in its final stages of development
The Indian Air Force has successfully flight-tested BrahMos, supersonic cruise missile from its frontline fighter aircraft, Su-30MKI against a sea based target in the Bay of Bengal. The missile was gravity dropped from the Su-30 from fuselage, and the two stage missiles engine fired up and straightway propelled towards the intended target at the sea in Bay of Bengal, Indian Ministry of Defense said in a statement Wednesday
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
Indias indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will be equipped with a long-range missile of the Meteor class for enhanced capability. The missiles are required to be equipped on the 83 Mark 1A LCAs for which an order has been placed by the air force with the public sector unit Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, government sources told
Indias Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos, for the first time from Indian-made seeker, in Pokhran test range, Rajasthan on Thursday morning. The missile took off successfully and hit the designated target meeting all mission parameters
Indias Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas demonstrated a hot refueling capability meeting a major requirement of the Indian Air Force Inching close to Final Operational Clearance (FOC) of the Tejas, its manufacturer, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) carried out a hot refueling, which means to fill fuel while the engine is on, followed by a sortie at HAL airport, Bengalore yesterday. The system performance during the refueling session was in-line with design requirements and was satisfactory
The US Air Force Chief of Staff General David L Goldfein has flown the Indian Air Forces domestically built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft from an Air Force station in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This was the first time that a foreign military head has flown the fighter aircraft
Indias BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with a strike range of more than 800 km will likely be tested by the year-end, Hindustan Times reports Saturday. The Defence Research and Development Organisation had announced in February 2017 that a missile variant with a strike range of 800 km was under development
Indias first home-grown fighter jet, Light Combat Aircraft Tejas will participate for the first time in Indian Air Forces biggest air exercise called ‘Gaganshakti to be held sometime in March-April this year. According to a report by
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