Russian-Indian BRAHMOS missile to be test-fired from Su-30MKI in SeptemberSputnik , (March 28, 2016)
GOA: A Su-30MKI fighter jet will test a short-range supersonic BRAHMOS cruise missile in September 2016.
A supersonic BRAHMOS cruise missile will be tested from a Su-30MKI fighter jet for the first time in September 2016, the head of Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace enterprise, Sudhir Mishra, said Monday.
"This year is very important for BrahMos Aerospace; within six months we will launch our missiles from Su-30MKI. This will be a series of launches," Mishra said during the Defexpo India 2016.
He added that the signing of the contract for the developing of BRAHMOS-NG missiles is expected in 2016-2017.
BRAHMOS is a short-range supersonic missile, which has been used by the Indian Navy since 2005. The missile has a range of 180 miles and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 660 pounds.
BrahMos Aerospace was formed by India's Defence Research and Development Organization and Russia's NPO Mashinostroyenia. It produces weapons systems using Russian and Indian technology.