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.
As the anti-ship 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 missile is expected to have a range close to 300 km.
The ministry says the test-flight will significantly bolster the IAF’s air combat operations capability. Read More…