The Indian Air Force (IAF) concluded the second phase of its mega war-drill, Gagan Shakti-2018 with successful target strikes by the Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter jet fitted with BrahMos missile in the Malacca Strait on Monday.
Malacca strait is the entry point Chinese military is likely to enter the Indian Ocean region.
The aircraft also carried out a sortie of over 2,000 kilometers where they were provided mid-air refuelling by Ilyushin 78 tankers and direction by the Airborne Early Warning Systems (AWACS), India Today reported citing sources. The Sukhoi -30 MKI launched BrahMos missiles which showcased the capability of the aircraft to destroy enemy’s fighter jets from a distance of 300 km.
The Gagan Shakti 2018 which was concluded yesterday was the biggest war-exercise carried out by the IAF. The two-week long exercise was conducted in two phases along the borders with Pakistan and China. Around 1,100 IAF aircrafts participated in the exercise. India’s Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa also reviewed the exercise.
Sorties were carried out across the entire length and breadth of the country. Mid-air refueling, evacuation of causalities from border to military hospitals, Advance Landing Ground Operations are performed during the exercise. The main aim of this exercise was to check the war preparedness of the force. Joint maritime operations were also conducted by the IAF in coordination with the Indian Army and the Indian Navy.
Indias Brahmos missile, launched from a Su-30MKI fighter jet will be tested against a land target in the coming 2-3 months. The missile was earlier tested against a sea target in November 2017
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 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
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
The Indian Air Force (IAF) announced Wednesday the successful launch of the BrahMos air version missile from its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft from Andamans. The launch from the aircraft was smooth and the missile followed the desired trajectory before directly hitting the land target, according to the IAF statement
The Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa said the social media addiction among pilots has lead to sleep deprivation, which most likely caused a fighter aircraft crash in 2013. “Everybody appears to be spending long hours on social media, late nights
BrahMos, Indias supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired on July 16 from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Balasore, Odisha. The test-firing conducted from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher was part of service life extension programme for Indian Army under extreme weather condition
The Indian Defense Research Development Organization (
India is aiming to achieve 75 per cent localisation for the worlds fastest supersonic cruise missile ‘BrahMos in the next six months and has successfully designed and built a prototype of the Quad Launcher for the homegrown missiles. The Quad launcher is designed for supersonic cruise missiles in an inclined configuration on-board the Indian navy ships
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