The Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully test-fired an air-launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi fighter aircraft in the Bay of Bengal. The aircraft took off from an airbase in Punjab & reached the Bay of Bengal after mid-air refuelling.
About BrahMos supersonic cruise missile:
- The missile successfully hit a sinking ship in the Bay of Bengal, with deadly accuracy.
- This test was the longest range BrahMos strike that was undertaken by the Sukhoi 30 MKI platform.
- This missile was developed by DRDO, the air-launched version of nuclear-capable BrahMos has a strike range of 400 km with the capability to hit targets at sea or land in all weather conditions.