IAF First In World To Fire BrahMos Missile From Air

The missile hit a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal from the combat jet

It flies nearly three times the speed of sound at Mach 2.8.The successful maiden test firing will significantly bolster the IAF's air combat operations capability from stand-off ranges. The missile's two-stage engine then fired up propelling it towards the target at supersonic speeds. After firing the missile, the fighter jet would fly away, while the air-launched BrahMos would use its own seeker to home in on the target.

'The extended range BrahMos hit the target with centimetric accuracy.

The Brahmos ALCM weighs 2.5 tonnes and, till date, is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on the Su-30 MKI. "The software development of the aircraft was undertaken by the IAF engineers while the HAL [Hindustan Aeronautics Limited] carried out mechanical and electrical modifications on aircraft", it added. With the land and warship missiles already having been inducted into the armed forces, this completes the tactical cruise missile triad for India.

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Brahmos is a joint venture between DRDO of India and NPOM of Russian Federation and is a world-class weapon with multi-platform, multi-mission role and now capable of being launched from Land, Sea and Air, completing the tactical cruise missile triad for India. The Sukhoi-30MKI, from which the missile was successfully test-fired, took flight from the Kalaikunda Air Force Base in West Bengal. After it separates, the missile is accelerated further to around three times the speed of sound (mach 3) in the cruise phase.

According to informed sources, there have been talks on developing smaller versions of BrahMos for deployment on the Navy's Mig-29s, as well as Rafale fighter jets, 36 of which are being bought by India under a government-to-government agreement.

Speaking to media here, IAF spokesperson Wing Commander Anupam Banerjee said "BrahMos, a Made in India missile was successfully test fired today. Smt @nsitharaman congratulates Team Brahmos & @DRDO_India for this historic achievement", she tweeted on Wednesday.

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