New Delhi: The world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile BRAHMOS created history on 22nd November 2017 after being successfully flight tested for the first time from the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) frontline Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft against a sea based target in the Bay of Bengal.
The missile was gravity dropped from Su-30 fighter from fuselage at 1030 hrs today and the two stage missile’s engine fired up and straightaway propelled towards the intended target at the sea in Bay of Bengal hitting it precisely.
Hon’ble Defence Minister congratulated the DRDO scientists and team BrahMos for the outstanding accomplishment.
The successful maiden test firing of BRAHMOS air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) from the Su-30MKI promises to significantly bolster the IAF’s air combat capability against adversaries enabling air combat operations from stand-off ranges. BRAHMOS promises to be a true “game changer” for the IAF in the 21st century world.
The BRAHMOS ALCM weighing 2.5 ton is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on India’s Su-30 fighter aircraft which is modified by HAL to carry weapon.
Chief of Air Force and Chairman DRDO congratulated scientists and engineers for the excellent text book kind of flight test.
The missile test was attended by senior IAF officials, scientists and officials from DRDO and BrahMos along with Dr. Sudhir Mishra, DG (BrahMos) & CEO&MD of BrahMos Aerospace.
BRAHMOS, world-class weapon with multi-platform, multi-mission role is now capable of being launched from land, sea and air, completing the tactical cruise missile triad for India.