Air version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired from the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter jet today, clearing the weapon for serial production.
The missile was tested at Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.
In this copy book flight, the missile launched from the aircraft followed the pre-planned trajectory meeting all mission objectives, the Indian defense ministry said in a release.
The launch clears the system for the serial production of air-version BrahMos missiles within the country. Major airframe assemblies which form the integral part of the Ramjet Engine are indigenously developed by Indian Industry. These include metallic and non-metallic air frame sections comprising Ramjet fuel tank and pneumatic fuel supply system. During the test, the structural integrity and functional performance have been proven. The air version of BrahMos was last flight tested in July 2021.
BrahMos is a Joint Venture between India (DRDO) and Russia (NPOM) for the development, production and marketing of the supersonic cruise missile. BrahMos is the potent offensive missile weapon system already inducted into the Armed Forces.
Yesterday, DRDO tested the Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) designed for the Indian Navy. The missile was tested against an electronic target at a low altitude. The weapon is planned for integration onboard naval ships.