BrahMos NG hypersonic cruise missile, the latest development of BrahMos Aerospace, can be launched from submarines and fighter jets such as Su-30MKI, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) and MiG-29s.
The BrahMos NG missile can be submarine launched from Torpedo tubes. Five BrahMos NG missiles can be integrated on Su-30MKI (two missiles under each wing and one under the fuselage), two missiles each on MiG-29 and LCA fighters, Praveen Pathak, Chief General Manager, Market Promotion and Export, and Corporate IT Head for BrahMos Aerospace told Defenseworld on the second day of Aero India 2019 Airshow in Bangalore Thursday.
“The newer version, BrahMos NG has a digital fuel injection system that increase the thrust unlike the previous versions that have mechanical fuel injection system. BrahMoS NG has been able to achieve increased speeds from 2.8 Mach to 3.5 Mach after this switch,” Pathak said.
Besides, the fuel injection system, there are several other features that have been digitized in the NG version, he added.
The land version of the new version of missile will be hosted on 8x8 launch vehicles unlike the older version which used 12x12 launch vehicles, he said.
BrahMos-NG will have same 290 km range and mach 3.5 speed but it will weigh around 1.5 tons, 5 meters in length and 50 cm in diameter, making BrahMos-NG 50 percent lighter and three meters shorter than its predecessor.
A Chinese firm yesterday tested a ramjet powered- missile, HD-1 which it claims is a rival to the Indo-Russian BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. Suggesting that the missile would target the potential market of BrahMos, a Chinese export was quoted by the Global Times publication as saying, “the BrahMos missile is a more expensive, less useful supersonic cruise missile developed by India and Russia
India and Russia are likely to sign a contract for the supply of four Russia-designed Project 11356 frigates which will be equipped with the BrahMos missile, during the upcoming bilateral summit in Delhi later this week. “The deal is ready for signing during the Indo-Russian summit in Delhi
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
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India has test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with an extended range of 450 kilometres, from Chandipur, located in the eastern Indian state of Odisha. The test is part of ongoing user trials for the missile's extended range of around 450km, with the version of the missile used in the launch having an upgraded guidance system as well, reports Sputnik
Forty Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters belonging to the Indian Air Force (IAF) will be armed with the BrahMos cruise missile, which is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world. "As for the plans, the serial production has been launched and rearmament will be carried out, as our Indian colleagues have promised on many occasions
India is planning a test of the air-launched BrahMos supersonic cruise in combat mode to test its ability to penetrate hostile environment. The test planned for the next few days will be the second of the BrahMos from the belly of a Su-30MKI fighter jet
Range and speed of Indias indigenously made BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is planned to be increased to 500 kilometers (311 miles), and over 4.5 mach respectively
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