Indian Air Force successfully tested the extended range version of the BrahMos Air Launched Missile against the Ship Target in the Bay of Bengal from the SU-30 MKI fighter jet. The test was carried out on 29th December 2022 and according to the Defence Ministry, the Supersonic cruise missile successfully achieved all its mission objectives.
IAF Successfully Tested BrahMos Missile with 400 km Range from Sukhoi Plane- Key Points
- The successful testing of the missile was achieved with the joint efforts of the IAF, Indian Navy, Defence Research and Development Organization, BrahMos Aerospace, and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.
- The extended-range version of the Supersonic missile was successfully tested by the Sukhoi Fighter.
- The extended range was reported to have increased to 350 km from 290 km.
- The extended range of BrahMos missiles is believed to have the ability to take out targets in the sea 400 km away.
About BrahMos Missile
The BrahMos Supersonic Missile has been developed by BrahMos Aerospace Ltd. The company is a joint venture of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of India and Russia’s NPOM.
The Missile has been named after the rivers Brahmaputra and Moskva. Russian Capital city Moscow is situated along the Moskva River. The missile can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms. The BrahMos Supersonic cruise missile has a two-stage propellant booster engine. The first stage is the Solid booster engine, and the second stage is the liquid Ramjet engine.