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. The first, held in November 2018, led to the missile hitting a moving target at sea.
The next test will study how the missile functions in combat mode, sources told defenseworld.net adding that radars and other electronic systems will be tracking the missile to simulate a hostile environment. The success of this test will bring the Su-30MKI- Brahmos combination a step closer to deployment, the sources said.
Meanwhile, The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to test fire the air-launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in next few days, following which India would enable it to carry out Balakot-like airstrikes using made in India weapons, India Today reported quoting IAF sources adding that an IAF Sukhoi aircraft will be prepared by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for flying the missile.
IAF has plans of having 40 Su-30MKIs fitted with the BrahMos missiles which can carry out long range standoff strikes against enemy targets. The retrofitting of the aircraft is expected to be completed by 2020. The Brahmos-Su-30MKI combination will give the IAF an ability to strike enemy targets while remaining out of the reach of the enemy’s missiles.
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
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
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
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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
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
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