Air version of BrahMos Missile with 400 km Range test fired form IAF Sukhoi plane

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Air version of BrahMos Missile with 400 km Range test fired form IAF Sukhoi plane

The Indian Air Force successfully tested the extended range version of the Brahmos Air Launched missile against a ship target in Bay of Bengal from Su-30 MKI fighter jet on 29 December 2022.

According to the media report the extended range of the Brahmos missile is believed to have the ability to take out targets in sea 400 km away. 

According to the Defence ministry the supersonic cruise missile successfully achieved all its mission objectives. 

The successful test firing was a joint effort by the Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), and the BrahMos Aerospace (BAPL).

In May this year, the extended-range version of the supersonic missile was successfully tested from the Sukhoi fighter. The extended range was reported to have increased to 350 km from 290 km. 

Brahmos missile 

Brahmos supersonic missile has been developed by the Brahmos Aerospace ltd.  The company is a joint venture of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and Russia’s NPOM.

The missile takes its name from the river Brahmaputra and Moskva Rivers. Russian capital Moscow is situated along the Moskva River. 

The missile can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms.

The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has a two-stage propellant booster engine. The first stage is a solid booster engine and the second stage is the liquid ramjet engine. The missile has a low radar signature. 

The missile has a speed of 2.8 Mach or 2.8 times the speed of the sound. 

The missile has a range of 290-400 km. 

The Philippines is the first country in the world to buy the Brahmos missile from India.   

 Managing Director and CEO of Brahmos Aerospace: Atul Dinkar Rane 

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