BrahMos, the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile, has been successfully tested for the first time from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter of the Indian Air Force (IAF), the defence ministry confirmed today.
The missile was gravity dropped from the Sukhoi-30MKI or Su-30 from fuselage. The two-stage missile’s engine fired up and propelled towards the intended target at the sea in Bay of Bengal, said a statement.
The ministry says the test-flight will significantly bolster the IAF’s air combat operations capability.
The missile, weighing 2.5 tonnes, is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on India’s Su-30 fighter aircraft modified to carry weapons.
BrahMos is now capable of being launched from land, sea and air, completing the tactical cruise missile triad for India.
Source: New feed