IAF successfully test fires BrahMos high-speed cruise missile from Su-30 fighter jet
- May 25, 2019
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has successfully test fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Su-30 fighter aircraft.
“The launch from the aircraft was smooth and the missile followed the desired trajectory before directly hitting the land target,” the Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement.The BrahMos-A has an estimated operational range of around 400 kilometers and can dropped from 500 to 14,000 meters (1,640 to 46,000 feet) by Su-30MKI fighters. The missile, named after the Brahmaputra River in India and the Moskva River in Russia, is a upgraded variant of the Russian-made P-800 Oniks over-the-horizon supersonic anti-ship cruise missile.