India: The extended-range BrahMos Air Launch missile was successfully launched by the Indian Air Force. It was on Thursday.
Moreover, the Indian Air Force (IAF) posted a tweet that stated, “Carrying out a precision strike against a Ship target. from a Su-30 MKI aircraft in the Bay of Bengal region, the missile achieved the desired mission objectives.”
Supersonic cruise missiles are manufactured by a joint venture between India and Russia known as BrahMos Aerospace. Moreover, The missiles can be fired from ships, aircraft, submarines, or land platforms. A BrahMos missile travels at nearly three times the speed of sound, or 2.8 Mach.
According to the government, this has given the IAF a “significant capability boost” to carry out precise strikes. From SU-30MKI aircraft against land or sea targets at very long ranges.
Moreover, The Press Information Bureau was cited by PTI as saying, “The extended range capability of the missile coupled. It with the high performance of the SU-30MKI aircraft gives the IAF a strategic reach. Although, It allows to dominate the future battle fields.”
A BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was put through its paces on November 30. That too from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Although, The extended-range version of the missile had been tested by the Army’s Western Command.
Although, a few days before India successfully tested its nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni V from the APJ Abdul Kamal Island off the coast of Odisha, the BrahMos test was conducted. The Agni V has the ability to hit targets up to 5,000 kilometers away.
Although, The extended-range version of the BrahMos Air Launched missile, which can hit targets at a range of approximately 400 kilometers, was successfully tested today by the Indian Air Force.
Officials from the Department of Defense claim that the missile, which was fired from a Su-30 fighter aircraft, struck the target ship in the center. The missile’s air-launched anti-ship variant was subjected to this test.