New Delhi, May 22: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday successfully test fired BrahMos air version missile from its frontline Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft. According to the IAF, the launch from the aircraft was smooth and the missile followed the desired trajectory before directly hitting the land target. BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile Test Fired From Odisha’s Chandipur.
Indian Air Force is planning of having 40 Sukhoi Su-30MKI jets fitted with the BrahMos (designated PJ-10) missiles which can carry out strikes in the enemy targets. The missiles have been made lighter for being carried on the plane. The BrahMos can be a game changer for country's air combat due to the lethality of the missile.
Tweet by ANI:
Indian Air Force: IAF successfully fired BrahMos air version missile from its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft today. The launch from the aircraft was smooth & the missile followed the desired trajectory before directly hitting the land target.(Pic courtesy: Indian Air Force) pic.twitter.com/GgwKYeVK7m
— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2019
"It is a very important project considering IAF's evolving requirement to boost air power when the possibility of a two-front war cannot be ruled out," an Indian government official said earlier. BrahMos NG Missile to be Integrated With Su-30 MKI Fighter Jets by IAF.
The BrahMos is a middle-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from ships, submarine, aircraft, and land. BrahMos is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world.