BrahMos missile successfully test-fired by India for the first time from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet

  • BrahMos missile successfully test-fired by India for the first time from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet
22-11-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

India today successfully test-fired the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile from Indian Air Force's (IAF) Sukhoi 30MKI fighter jet.

“The missile was gravity dropped from the Su-30 from fuselage, and the two stage missile’s engine fired up and straightway propelled towards the intended target at the sea in Bay of Bengal,” the defence ministry said in an official release.

The missile, which was launched as a test firing exercise, travels almost three times faster than sound at Mach 2.8. It weighs arounds 2.4 tonne and has a strike range of 290 km. It also carries a conventional warhead up to 300 kg.

“Brahmos, the world-class weapon with multi-platform, multi-mission role is now capable of being launched from Land, Sea and Air” the ministry said.

The successful maiden test firing will significantly boost the IAF's air combat operations capability from stand-off ranges.

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