India Creates History with BrahMos Missile Test
India has successfully flight-tested the BrahMos, world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile from Sukhoi-30MKI. The Indian Air Forces (IAF) front-line fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI carried the missile against a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal.
This is the first successful test firing of BrahMos Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) from Su-30MKI will significantly bolster the IAFs air combat operations. BrahMos ALCM weighing 2.5 ton is the most massive weapon to be deployed on India’s Su-30 fighter aircraft modified by HAL to carry weapons.
The missile was gravity dropped from the Su-30 from the fuselage, and the two-stage missile’s engine shot up and straightway propelled towards the intended target at sea in the Bay of Bengal.
What is BrahMos ?
BrahMos, the world-class weapon with multi-platform, multi-mission role is now capable of being launched from Land, Sea, and Air, completing the tactical cruise missile triad for India. The BrahMos Missile, a joint venture of the NPOM of Russia and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has congratulated the DRDO for the outstanding accomplishment. Dr. S Christopher, Chairman DRDO and Secretary, Department of Defence R&D congratulated the Scientists and Engineers for this excellent textbook kind of flight test.
The missile test was witnessed by Dr. Sudhir Mishra, Director General (DG) (BrahMos), Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD), BrahMos Aerospace along with senior IAF officials, Scientists and Officials from DRDO and BrahMos.