IAF successfully test fired: BrahMos Cruise Missile.

IAF successfully test fired: BrahMos Cruise Missile.

May 26, 2019.

Today is the World of science and technology. India achieved vast progress in every field. India became a superpower in the Indian defence system. Moreover, India added one more achievement in the defence field. Now, On Wednesday, the Indian Air Force said it has successfully test-fired the aerial version of the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile from a Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft.

The military official said that the 2.5-tonne air-to-surface missile has a range of around 300 km, and it will significantly increase the IAF’s combat capability. The BrahMos cruise missile travels at a speed of Mach 2.8, nearly three times that of sound. Group Capt Anupam Banerjee, spokesperson of IAF said, “The launch from the aircraft was smooth and the missile followed the desired trajectory before directly hitting the land target.”

The IAF said, “Today’s was the second such live launch of the weapon. The integration of the weapon on the aircraft was a very complex process involving mechanical, electrical and software modifications on aircraft.” On November 22, 2017, the IAF became the first air force in the world to have successfully fired an air-launched 2.8 Mach surface attack missile of this category on a sea target.

The IAF said, “The dedicated and synergetic efforts of the IAF, Defence Research and Development Organisation, BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd and HAL have proven the capability of the nation to undertake such complex integrations.” It also said the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd carried out mechanical and electrical modifications on it while the software development of the aircraft was undertaken by the IAF engineers.

It said the BrahMos missile provides the Indian Air Force a much-desired capability to strike in all weather conditions and from large stand-off ranges on any target at sea or on land with pinpoint accuracy by day or night. The IAF also said, “The capability of the missile coupled with the superlative performance of the Su-30MKI aircraft gives the IAF the desired strategic reach.”

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