The Indian Air Force and Navy have achieved another milestone. The IAF has successfully tested the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. The test was carried out on a Sukhoi fighter jet off the east coast. The Air Force said the test was conducted in coordination with the Indian Navy. The missile hit the target accurately, officials said.
The Air Force tweeted this information. The Air Force said in a tweet that it had successfully tested a BrahMos missile from a Sukhoi 30 aircraft on the east coast today. The missile hit the wrecked ship accurately.
The missile test was conducted by the Indian Navy
The Indian Navy also successfully tested the BrahMos missile. The Indian Navy tweeted that the BrahMos missile was first tested by INS from an advanced modular launcher and was successful. The firing once again demonstrated BrahMos’ certification of long-range strike capability as well as integrated network-centric operations from the frontline platform.
In 2016, the government decided to integrate the Air Launch variant of BrahMos into more than 40 Sukhoi fighter jets. The project was conceived to enhance the IAF’s ability to reach any target at sea or on land from a large stand-off range.
On March 5, the Indian Navy successfully tested the Advance version of the long range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from INS Chennai.
Features of Brahmos
BrahMos Aerospace is a joint venture between India and Russia to develop supersonic cruise missiles. These missiles can be fired from submarines, ships, aircraft or from the ground. The BrahMos missile flies at Mach 2.8 or almost three times the speed of sound. The range of the Advance version of the missile has been increased from 290 km to 350 km.