Ukraine presented a new supersonic missile for its Su-27 and Su-24M fighters at the Weaponry and Security 2019 exhibition.
The engineers at the Dnipro-based Yuzhnoye Design Office, who developed the missile "Bliskavka" (lightning) claim it is virtually “impossible to shoot it down," Dnipro Panorama reports.
The Bliskavka reportedly has a speed of 2,000-2,500 km/h. It will be used by the Su-27 and Su24M aircraft in Ukraine’s Air Force. Only minimal equipment modifications will be required to install them. The missiles can be fitted with high-explosive and piercing warheads.
"Virtually no systems exist today which can provide protection against Bliskavka missiles. For example, Israel’s Iron Dome system can only intercept subsonic missiles," said Oleh Zhdanov, a military expert.
Ukraine could use the missiles to counter Russia’s Black Sea Fleet and its flotilla in the Sea of Azov, writes uawire.
Thailand may become the first international customer of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile co-developed by India and Russia. “Thailand is in talks with India to buy the missiles
A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter was scrambled to intercept a US-made Boeing P-8 Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft near Russias southern border, Russian defense ministry said in a statement Friday. "A Su-27 fighter jet of the Air Force on duty in the Southern Military District was scrambled to intercept a target," the ministry said
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 Belgian Air Force F-16 fighter jets scrambled to intercept Russian Su-27 jets entering the airspace over Baltic Sea. “Yesterday, F-16s of the Belgian Air Force currently deployed in the Baltic region intercepted Russian flanker fighter planes without a flight plan to preserve the integrity of the airspace,” the Belgian Defense Ministry posted on Twitter Thursday
Ukraine has completed testing of a new P-360 Neptune cruise missile having a range of 250km. "The Ukrainian rocket flew such a distance along a given route and altitude for the first time," Oleh Korostelev, General Director of Luch Design Bureau, was quoted as saying by Defense Express
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