Indian Airforce fires BrahMos 'air-launched missile' from Sukhoi fighter jet, capable of hitting 400 km target
Indian Air Force has successfully flight tested BrahMos missile from the Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter jet. This air-launched missile can hit targets within a range of about 400 km.
Indian Air Force has successfully flight tested BrahMos missile from the Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter jet. It was an air-launched missile of the extended-range version fired from a Sukhoi aircraft. The Indian Air Force said on Thursday that this air-launched missile can hit targets within a range of about 400 km. After being launched from a Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircraft, the missile hit the target in the center of its aircraft. The missile achieved the desired mission objectives in the Bay of Bengal region. With this, the Air Force has achieved a significant capability enhancement to conduct precision strikes from aircraft against land and sea targets at long ranges, the Indian Air Force said.
According to the Indian Air Force, the extended range capability of the missile coupled with the high performance of the Sukhoi Su-30 aircraft gives them a strategic reach. And it will play an important role in future battlefields.
Defense Ministry officials said that the dedicated and synergistic efforts of the Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, DRDO, BAPL and HAL have been instrumental in achieving this feat.
The Indian Air Force will be strengthened with more lethal capabilities by inducting a new range of missile systems, long-range guided bombs, range augmentation kits for conventional bombs and advanced surveillance systems.