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    BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  Vladimir79 on Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:51 am

    Indian Navy proposed venture "BrahMos" consider the possibility of installation of the same name of cruise missiles on diesel submarines
    24/08/2009

    Zhukovsky (MO), August 21. (ITAR-TASS). Indian Navy invited the joint Russo-Indian company BrahMos consider the possibility of installation of the same name of cruise missiles on diesel submarines.

    According to ITAR-TASS during MAKS-2009 the director of a joint venture with Russia by Alexander Baskakov, "currently is no such possibility, there are only theoretical developments. "Nevertheless, the Indian Navy proposed joint venture to explore the installation of missiles Brahmos on diesel-powered submarines, - he said. - The type of boats is not defined, but it will not nuclear-powered submarines.

    "Currently, we are to pursue this matter," - said Baskakov. "The NGO engineering" is a big hurt to the submarine-launched prototype missile BrahMos, "- he recalled.

    Joint venture "BrahMos" created in 1998 in accordance with the Agreement between the Governments of Russia and India. June 12, 2001 from the Indian Chandipur test site was carried out the first launch of a supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, created on the basis of Russia's fourth-generation anti-ship missile. According to the press service of the NPO Machine Building "," after that until August 2009 was held on 20 more launches of cruise missiles from ships and land-based fixed and mobile launchers, nearly all with positive results. "

    "At present, ongoing launches cruise missile BrahMos program acceptance tests of the spacecraft with a vertical launcher on board - the press-service. - This launcher, Russia, and created a team of Indian experts, is manufactured commercially and will be installed on nine ships Indian Navy. Specialists of the two countries engaged in promising work on the adaptation of a cruise missile "Brahmos" to place it on the aircraft carriers and submarines.

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    Indian fighters to be armed with BrahMos misiles!

    Post  Russian Patriot on Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:22 pm

    Indian fighters to be armed with BrahMos misiles

    RIA Novosti

    04/02/201013:14

    SINGAPORE, February 4 (RIA Novosti) - India's fleet of Su-30MKI Flanker-H fighters could be armed with BrahMos missiles by 2012, the vice president of the Irkut Corporation said at the Singapore Airshow 2010 on Thursday.

    The Corporation is a prime contractor in manufacturing the Su-30MKI multi-role fighters for the Indian Air Force. Its share of Russia's arms exports is 15%.

    "The modernization program includes re-equipping of some 100 Su-30MKI fighters, which are currently in service with the Indian Air Force," Vladimir Sautov said.

    "It is being carried out by the Rosoboronexport, the Sukhoi Design Bureau and NPO Mashinostroyeniya. If things go well, we may offer modernized Su-30MKI fighters to our other foreign partners as soon as 2012," he added.

    The BrahMos missile has a range of 290 km (180 miles) and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kg (660 lbs). It can effectively engage ground targets from an altitude as low as 10 meters (30 feet) and has a top speed of Mach 2.8, which is about three times faster than the U.S.-made subsonic Tomahawk cruise missile.

    The Indian Air Force originally ordered 50 Su-30MKI aircraft from Russia in 1996 and an additional 40 planes in 2007. India's Hindustani Aeronautics (HAL) was also contracted to build 140 aircraft in India between 2003 and 2017 under a licensed production agreement.

    Sautov also revealed that as the missile is "large, heavy and powerful," a lighter modification is currently under development, which will enable Su-30MKI fighters to carry not only one but three missiles.

    Established in 1998, BrahMos Aerospace, a joint Indian-Russian venture, produces and markets BrahMos supersonic missiles. The sea-based and land-based versions have been successfully tested and put into service with the Indian Army and Navy.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/india/2010/india-100204-rianovosti01.htm

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    Post  rkt86 on Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:47 pm

    Russian Patriot wrote:Indian fighters to be armed with BrahMos misiles

    RIA Novosti

    04/02/201013:14

    SINGAPORE, February 4 (RIA Novosti) - India's fleet of Su-30MKI Flanker-H fighters could be armed with BrahMos missiles by 2012, the vice president of the Irkut Corporation said at the Singapore Airshow 2010 on Thursday.

    The Corporation is a prime contractor in manufacturing the Su-30MKI multi-role fighters for the Indian Air Force. Its share of Russia's arms exports is 15%.

    "The modernization program includes re-equipping of some 100 Su-30MKI fighters, which are currently in service with the Indian Air Force," Vladimir Sautov said.

    "It is being carried out by the Rosoboronexport, the Sukhoi Design Bureau and NPO Mashinostroyeniya. If things go well, we may offer modernized Su-30MKI fighters to our other foreign partners as soon as 2012," he added.

    The BrahMos missile has a range of 290 km (180 miles) and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kg (660 lbs). It can effectively engage ground targets from an altitude as low as 10 meters (30 feet) and has a top speed of Mach 2.8, which is about three times faster than the U.S.-made subsonic Tomahawk cruise missile.

    The Indian Air Force originally ordered 50 Su-30MKI aircraft from Russia in 1996 and an additional 40 planes in 2007. India's Hindustani Aeronautics (HAL) was also contracted to build 140 aircraft in India between 2003 and 2017 under a licensed production agreement.

    Sautov also revealed that as the missile is "large, heavy and powerful," a lighter modification is currently under development, which will enable Su-30MKI fighters to carry not only one but three missiles.

    Established in 1998, BrahMos Aerospace, a joint Indian-Russian venture, produces and markets BrahMos supersonic missiles. The sea-based and land-based versions have been successfully tested and put into service with the Indian Army and Navy.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/india/2010/india-100204-rianovosti01.htm

    IT WILL BE PAINFUL FOR NEIGHBOURS...BUT FOR INDIA,IT IS REALLY A GOOD NEWS..BRAHMOS IS A UNIQUE SUPERSONIC MISSILE TILL DATE...AND IT OBVIOUSLY INCREASE THE LETHALITY OF IAF.
    thumbsup SU-30MKI+BRAHMOS= attack

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    India successfully test fires BrahMos anti-ship cruise missile!

    Post  Russian Patriot on Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:57 pm

    India successfully test fires BrahMos anti-ship cruise missile


    RIA Novosti

    21/03/201012:51

    NEW DELHI, March 21 (RIA Novosti) - The Indian Navy has successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic anti-ship cruise missile, the Indian-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace said on Sunday.

    The missile, fired from a new vertical launch pad, hit the target in the Bay of Bengal, BrahMos Aerospace said.

    The BrahMos missile has a range of 290 km (180 miles) and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kg (660 lbs). It can effectively engage ground targets from an altitude as low as 10 meters (30 feet) and has a top speed of Mach 2.8, which is about three times faster than the U.S.-made subsonic Tomahawk cruise missile.

    Established in 1998, BrahMos Aerospace produces and markets BrahMos supersonic missiles. The sea-based and land-based versions have been successfully tested and put into service with the Indian Army and Navy.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/india/2010/india-100321-rianovosti01.htm





    India test-fires Vertical-launch version of BrahMos Cruise Missile


    IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

    New Delhi, March 21, IRNA -- The vertical-launch version of supersonic BrahMos cruise missile has been successfully test-fired by the Indian Navy from a warship in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Orissa on Sunday.

    “The missile was launched from Indian Navy ship INS Ranvir and it manoeuvred successfully hitting the target ship”, said BrahMos aerospace chief A Sivathanu Pillai, All India Radio (AIR) reported. He said, it was a perfect hit and a perfect mission.

    Pillai said, "After today’s test, India has become the first and only country in the world to have a "manoeuvrable supersonic cruise missile in its inventory."

    President Pratibha Patil and Defence Minister A K Antony have congratulated the BrahMos scientists and the navy for the successful test-launch.

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    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/india/2010/india-100321-irna01.htm

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    Post  Russian Patriot on Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:23 pm

    India�s BrahMos cruise missile successfully test fired

    IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

    New Delhi, Mar 4, IRNA -- Indian Army Sunday successfully test fired the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile at the Pokharan range in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan state, to operationalise the second regiment of the weapon system in service.

    'In conformity and pursuit of operational and strategic surface to surface missile capability development, the second BrahMos unit of Indian Army has been operationalised. The Indian Army unit successfully launched BrahMos missile and destroyed the preselected target in the field firing ranges in Rajasthan,' pti reported quoting an Army spokesperson as said in Jaisalmer.

    The test was witnessed by senior Army officials including Vice Chief Lt Gen Shri Krishna Singh and Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen A K Chaudhary.

    The Army has so far placed orders for three regiments of the supersonic cruise missile and with today's test firing, two of them have been inducted operationally.

    The Defence Ministry has also given a go ahead to the Army to induct a third regiment for being deployed in Arunachal Pradesh along the China border.

    One regiment of the 290-km range BrahMos consists of around 65 missiles, five mobile autonomous launchers on Tatra vehicles and two mobile command posts, among other equipment.

    BrahMos Aerospace, an Indo-Russian joint venture company headed by A Sivathanu Pillai, is also working to develop the submarine launched, air launched and a hyper-sonic version of the missile in the near future.

    It has already been inducted into the Navy and is deployed on almost all the front line surface warships of the maritime force.

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    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/india/2012/india-120304-irna01.htm

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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  Raghu Reddy on Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:36 pm

    Air-launched BrahMos Mock-Up On Su-30

    Its been schedule to tested this on Dec,2012




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    Brahmos missiles to get airlift, to be mounted on Sukhoi-30MKI

    Post  ricky123 on Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:23 pm

    NEW DELHI: The government is set to approve an over Rs 6,500 crore programme to mount supersonic cruise missile Brahmos on Sukhoi-30MKI fighters of the Indian Air Force (IAF). The air-launched missile system would significantly add to the conventional offensive capabilities of Indian military might, while intensifying arms race in the region.

    The project seeks to mount the missile on 42 Sukhoi fighters, and includes 216 air-version missiles.

    it will be mounted on only 2 protypes first then rest will follow ,i think they are making changes to the fuselage
    this will be made in india itself with russian providing help ....

    Most deadly fighter with even deadlier missile respekt

    i heard they r gonna sell this missile to other countries as well ?
    do u guys think it is a good move ? since this missile has no counter ? wouldnt it be good to keep it in russia and india only ?

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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  GarryB on Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:49 pm

    i heard they r gonna sell this missile to other countries as well ?

    The Yakhont is an export missile and has already been sold to a few countries.

    The money earned in selling such missiles is reinvested in making newer better missiles.

    Russia does not sell its best missile (Onyx, which Yakhont is based on).

    Sales of Brahmos lead to income that helps pay for Brahmos II.


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    Brahmos Aerospace working on a reduced size "Brahmos Mini" version for Rafale and Mig-29K

    Post  ricky123 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:24 am

    Brahmos Aerospace gave Navy Recognition an update on the status of Brahmos Mini during INDODEFENCE 2012, the Tri-service defence exhibition currently being held in Jakarta. While the mini version will be significantly reduced in size, the Indian-Russian joint venture is focusing on retaining the same speed, range and overall performance as the original, larger missile.

    While the regular Brahmos missile already equips Indian Army and Indian Navy, the first drop tests from a SU-30MKI will occur in the next 5 to 6 months. Integration work on the platform has already occured for quite some time now in India with the participation of HAL, Sukhoi and the Indian MOD.

    However Brahmos Aerospace has the feeling that with a smaller missile, it will be able to be present on many platforms. The company's first focus will be the integration of the future Brahmos mini on future Indian platforms such as the Rafale (winner of MMRCA) and Mig-29K of Indian navy.

    Early work on Brahmos Mini is aimed at reducing many systems of the original missile, and the target weight for the "mini" version is 1.5 tons while retaining the original speed (Mach 2.Cool and range 290 Km. First live tests could be conducted in about 2 years while subsystems trials are currently being conducted.

    The first platform to be integrated with Brahmos Mini will be of Russian origin, possible the Mig-29K of the Indian Navy. Brahmos Mini will be capable of withstanding aircraft carrier deck landings as the heavier, 2.5 tons missile already withstands all sorts of stress when launched from the various existing launchers.

    While no talks have occured yet between Brahmos Aerospace and Dassault Aviation they plan to start contacts once the first missile tests have occured.

    Regarding weapon loads, the Indian-Russian Joint Venture believes that after the required development and testing, both Mig-29K and Rafale should be able to carry between 1 and 3 Brahmos Mini.

    On a larger scale, Brahmos Aerospace is confident that Brahmos Mini will open a huge potential market for the company, with specifications that very few competitors will be able to match.

    Finally, regarding its presence at Indo Defence, Brahmos Aerospace told us that a lot of countries from the area have expressed interest for its land attack and anti-ship missile.



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    Post  Cyberspec on Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:06 pm

    Sounds like a promising project

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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  TR1 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:12 pm

    Hmmm. There are already supersonic weapons available of smaller size and decent range, like Kh-31, Kh-58, etc.

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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  ricky123 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:41 pm

    i think the price .size speed will play a great role if they r thinking of exporting
    and if they can intergrate it on all platforms it will then have to be mass produced bringing down theprice

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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  Sujoy on Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:05 am

    India test-fired new version of BrahMos cruise missile

    The Indian military on Wednesday successfully test-fired a maneuverable version of the 290-km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos. The missile blasted off from a naval warship off the coast of Vishakhapatnam in the Bay of Bengal in a pre-designated war scenario taking a “double-maneuver in S-form,” BrahMos Aerospace CEO A. Sivathanu Pillai said. It hit the designated target ship just one meter above the waterline, ripping through the ship’s hull, he said. This is the 34th launch of BrahMos, which is capable of acquiring data from both US’s GPS and Russian GLONASS satellite systems.

    Source : RT.com

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    BrahMos Cruise Missile: News

    Post  George1 on Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:12 am

    Enemies Stand Helpless Against BrahMos Missile - BrahMos Aerospace Chief

    MOSCOW, August 20 (RIA Novosti) - A supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, developed jointly by Russia and India, leaves any enemy helpless as no effective protection against the BrahMos has been created so far, Sudhir Mishra, the new head of the BrahMos Aerospace Corporation told Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.

    “Supersonic speed is the BrahMos’ major advantage. An enemy has yet no effective protection against such missiles. After the missile is launched, all the enemy can do is run. In fact, he has even no time to escape. That is why this is a very promising weapon. And it has no alternatives in the world so far,” Mishra said in an interview Tuesday adding that “even if any other country succeeds one day in creating missiles with similar characteristics, we will be a way ahead already.”

    The BrahMos Aerospace chief said also that a number of countries are currently interested in the project, which may pave the way for the BrahMos’ exports in the future.

    “It will be possible to export the BrahMos only to friendly nations, determined by the governments of India and Russia. Currently, many states are interested in our missiles. As soon as our governments decide on where to export we will be ready for deliveries,” Mishra stressed.

    The Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace was founded in 1998 by the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization and Russian rocket design bureau of Machine Building. The venture was named after two rivers, the Brahmaputra in India and Russia’s Moskva.

    The BrahMos missile has a range of 290 kilometers (180 miles) and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kilograms (660 pounds). It can effectively engage targets from an altitude as low as 10 meters (30 feet) and has a top speed of Mach 2.8, which is about three times faster than the US-made subsonic Tomahawk cruise missile.

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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:35 am

    BrahMos Mini planned for Navy, Air Force

    A new, lighter version of the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos called BrahMos-M (Mini) weighing around 1.5 tonnes is being planned for use by the Navy and the Air Force. “BrahMos Aerospace is currently getting the user requirements to finalise the configuration,” said Sudhir Mishra, CEO and MD of BrahMos Corporation (BA).

    Once inducted into the Navy, the Mini can be launched from submarines torpedo tubes. For the Air Force a mini version means a Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile compatible with future platforms namely, the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) and Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA).

    When questioned about test firing the air launched variant from a modified Su-30MKI aircraft, Mr. Mishra told The Hindu that work was progressing to complete the test firing by April-May 2015.

    The submarine variant which was test fired from a submerged pontoon was a technology demonstration to the Indian Navy. Further, developmental trials will happen only when the Navy evinces an interest which they haven’t yet, partly due to non-availability of platforms.

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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  George1 on Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:53 pm

    The first launch of "BrahMos" with the Su-30MKI is planned for March 2015

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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  Viktor on Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:06 pm

    George1 wrote:The first launch of "BrahMos" with the Su-30MKI is planned for March 2015

    Much much smaller missile but much much faster (Mach 3.5 VS Mach 2.Cool and without export restrictions 500+km range



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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  type055 on Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:40 pm

    Viktor wrote:
    George1 wrote:The first launch of "BrahMos" with the Su-30MKI is planned for March 2015

    Much much smaller missile but much much faster (Mach 3.5 VS Mach 2.Cool and without export restrictions 500+km range



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    consider the size of bramos, I doubt it has a Mach 3.5 can have a 500KM range , higher the speed shorter the range, USSR's antiship missile can have both speed and range coz their missles are super huge, also fly very high

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    Post  TR1 on Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:49 pm

    type055 wrote:
    Viktor wrote:
    George1 wrote:The first launch of "BrahMos" with the Su-30MKI is planned for March 2015

    Much much smaller missile but much much faster (Mach 3.5 VS Mach 2.Cool and without export restrictions 500+km range



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    consider the size of bramos,  I doubt it has a Mach 3.5  can have a 500KM range ,    higher the speed shorter the range, USSR's  antiship missile can have both speed and range coz their missles are super huge, also fly very high

    At low altitude it obviously does not fly @ Mach 3 +, but that is true of any anti-ship missile.
    The size and range is quite believable, propulsion technology improves.

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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  GarryB on Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:41 am

    Using more modern lighter materials, and newer, more fuel efficient engines, and more powerful booster rocket engines and of course likely having a smaller HE payload a range increase should be easy to achieve.... Keep in mind that Brahmos is based on Yakhont which is range limited by export agreements... not by design or the laws of physics.

    Onyx is supposed to have a range of about 500km too... even with older heavier electronics.


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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  George1 on Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:20 am

    Integration of air-based cruise missile with Su-30MKI fighter completed in India

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    Post  Viktor on Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:12 pm

    Nice thumbsup




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    Re: BrahMos Missile in Indian Armed Forces

    Post  George1 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:05 pm

    Indian Air Force to Use Russian-Indian Missile by 2016

    The short-range supersonic BrahMos cruise missile was jointly developed by Russia and India and has been in use by the Indian Navy since 2005.

    LANGKAWI (Sputnik) — The Indian Air Force plans to start mounting BrahMos cruise missiles on its aircraft in 2016, BrahMos Aerospace CEO Sudhir Mishra told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

    The short-range supersonic missile was jointly developed by Russia and India and has been in use by the Indian Navy since 2005.

    "The missile is scheduled to be adopted in 2016, ten more tests will be carried out by the end of the year," Mishra said.

    He added that the next test flight is due in May with the aircraft carrying the missile launcher. This will be followed by flights with the equipped missiles and, eventually, test firing them.

    India is Russia's biggest arms trade partner, with more than 70 percent of India's military equipment coming from Russia or the former Soviet Union, according to Russia's state arms exporter.

    The two countries are taking part in the major Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA'15), currently underway in Malaysia.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150318/1019682816.html#ixzz3UmFqtUBI

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    Post  George1 on Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:37 am

    India to Launch BrahMos Cruise Missiles From Su-30MKI Fighter Jets

    High-ranking Indian military officials said that the Indian Air Force would launch a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, jointly developed by India and Russia, from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter in early 2016.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — The Indian Armed Forces will launch a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, jointly developed by India and Russia, from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter this fall, an Indian Defense Ministry source said Monday.

    "The first stage of the missile test will start at the end of October — beginning of November," the military source told RIA Novosti, adding that testing will take place in four stages.

    The new missile may become a revolutionary new weapon, the head of Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace enterprise said.

    Earlier, high-ranking Indian military officials said that the Indian Air Force would launch the missile in early 2016.

    The BrahMos short-range supersonic missile was jointly developed by Russia and India and has been in use 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.

    In August, the head of Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace enterprise, Sudhir Mishra, said the supersonic missile’s integration with the Su-30MKI multirole fighter would supply India with a powerful weapon without endangering the aircraft.
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    Sukhoi-Brahmos marriage only in mid-2016

    Post  Pinto on Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:20 am

    Bengaluru: The Indian Air Force (IAF), which has been waiting to enhance the surgical striking abilities of its best fighter aircraft - Sukhoi-30 MKI - has to wait till mid-2016 as the project to marry the aircraft with the Brahmos air-launched cruise missile still awaits quality certification.




    At a time when China is test-flying its next-generation aircraft, Pakistan's JF-17 will be matched by the next version of our Light Combat Aircraft Tejas expected only after 2021, and the US talking of selling more F-16s to Pakistan, the integration of Su-30s with Brahmos is crucial. The integration will enable striking at targets 300km away and defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has already handed over a modified Su-30 in February 2015.

    Brahmos Aerospace, which will integrate the missile with the aircraft, is yet to complete certification of the launcher. Brahmos Aerospace CEO Sudhir Kumar Mishra said: "Anything that goes into an aircraft has to go through a stringent qualification process."

    He said the launcher's main release system completed the qualification process on December 11 and the qualification of the emergency release system is under way. IAF's initial requirement is two Su-30 MKIs with BrahMos but it eventually wishes to integrate 216 missiles on 42 Sukhois. The project was conceived in July-August 2012. Mishra said: "Once quality certification is complete, we must do shock tests. Each system must go through at least 100 tests. We can carry out only two-three tests a day."

    He said it'll take 40-45 days to complete these tests, following which the first flight with a dummy missile will be carried out. "We can expect that by next March. So the first flight with the live missile can happen only in mid-2016," he said. Earlier, the agencies involved had to overcome the challenges of modifying the fuselage to accommodate the nine-metre missile.

    The IAF is keenly backing the project, sources said. A retired Air Marshal said the IAF understands the complexities involved. "The aircraft is foreign and the missile is indigenous. There will be issues with the first couple of aircraft," he said, adding that there has support from the Russian Original Equipment Manufacturer.

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