Indian Air Force today successfully fired the BrahMos air version missile from its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft.
Defence Ministry said in a release that the launch from the aircraft was smooth and the missile followed the desired trajectory before directly hitting the land target. AIR correspondent reports that, the air launched BrahMos missile is a 2.5 ton supersonic air to surface cruise missile.
The Inidan Air Force 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 on Novemebr 2017. Today’s was the second such live launch of the weapon.
The BrahMos missile provides Indian Air Force a much desired capability to strike from large stand-off ranges on any target at sea or on land with pinpoint accuracy by day or night and in all weather conditions (AIR NEWS)