Connect with us

World

New BrahMos-A Cruise Missile Will Significantly Boost Capabilities Of SU-30 MKI Jets – Russia

Published

on

The BrahMos cruise missile jointly developed by Russia and India will receive upgrades and its modified versions with get tested for extended range by end 2020. The news was reported by TASS  citing Tactical Missiles Corporation (TMC) JSC CEO Boris Obnosov.

Boeing Going All Out To Secure Contract For F-18 Super Hornets For Indian Navy

Speaking at the on-going Army-2020 international army forum in Russia, he said, “Tests of BrahMos modifications with increased range planned for this year.”

Giving an edge as a tactical superiority weapon, the BrahMos missile is developed as a versatile platform to be operated as an Anti-Ship, Surface-to-Surface, Land Attack, or as an Air-Launched Cruise Missile.

BrahMos-SU-30MKI

The air-launched variant, called the BrahMos-A, has been integrated to the airframes of Indian Air Force’s Su-30MKI aircraft, giving an important tactical edge to the Indian forces in the battlefield.

“Quite recently, on June 10, the air-based supersonic cruise missile obtained its first permission for use, provided by India’s CEMILAC certification agency. All specifications for the Indian Air Force have been confirmed. The BrahMos has become the first Indian aviation missile to obtain this permission,” the TMC CEO said.

The missile is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, and increased 500-km versions have recently been tested in 2019.

“The BrahMos’s launch range to the target is 300 km, while Su-30MKI jet fighter’s range with air refueling is over 3,000 km – together, this provided [Indian] Air Force with a huge advantage in their actions in the Indian Ocean zone,” Obnosov noted.

Recently, the joint venture company BrahMos Aerospace has been given clearance by both the partner nations to export the missile to friendly countries.  Speaking highly of the joint venture, Obnosov added, “This rapidly developing joint venture is one of the best examples of military-technical cooperation.”

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

Sargsian-Armenia Sargsian-Armenia
Expert Reviews9 hours ago

Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict: Why Armenia Needs To Pull-Out From Occupied-Regions Of Azerbaijan: OPED

The Armenia-Azerbaijan Upper-Karabakh conflict was sparked with the open territorial claims of Armenians to Azerbaijan's historical lands, as well as ethnic provocations in...

AMCA-DRDO AMCA-DRDO
Featured10 hours ago

Indian 5th-Gen Aircraft To Be Fast-Tracked As DRDO, French Tech Giant Safran Set To Join Hands

As India looks to build its future fifth-generation fighter within its national boundaries, the country’s Defence Research and Development Organisation...

rafale-jets rafale-jets
Europe10 hours ago

4.5 Gen Rafale Fighter Jets Find A Freakish Challenger In Ageing Italian AV-8B Harriers

With Greece set to receive its Dassault Rafale fighter jets from France, Turkey has also been beefing up its defence...

Capital-of-Israel-Jerusalem Capital-of-Israel-Jerusalem
Featured13 hours ago

How Sworn Enemies Pakistan & Israel Are Supporting Azerbaijan While Armenia Gets Russian & Indian Backing?

The tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia are at its peak with deadly attacks that shook the Armenian-controlled Karabakh in the...

F-35-INDIA F-35-INDIA
Americas24 hours ago

Not F-35 Jets or F-22 Raptors, This Is The World’s 1st Stealth Aircraft & Still The Fastest Ever

The United States along with Russia are front-runners when it comes to devising modern technology and blending it with state-of-the-art...

INDIA-CHINA INDIA-CHINA
Asia Pacific1 day ago

China Could Soon Deploy ‘Unmanned Helicopters’ In Ladakh As Tensions Mount With India

With the diplomatic and military talks in progress between the high ranking officials of New Delhi and Beijing, Indian and...

Capital-of-Israel-Jerusalem Capital-of-Israel-Jerusalem
Featured1 day ago

Three Islamic Countries That May Never Recognize Israel Despite The Acceptance Of Saudi Arabia?

In the wake of the ongoing developments, when clouds of war are hovering over India and China / Pakistan, perhaps...

missile missile
Featured1 day ago

Russian & Israeli Origin Missiles Deployed In Ladakh As India Looks To Keep China At Bay

Amid heightening tensions in Eastern Ladakh with China, India has reportedly deployed BrahMos and Nirbhay cruise missiles along with Akash...

C-17-GLOBEMASTER C-17-GLOBEMASTER
Expert Reviews1 day ago

Not Rafale Jets, But C-17 Globemasters Will Be The Real ‘Game Changer’ In India-China Clash At Ladakh

With neither of the two neighbours India or China ready to put their sword down, Ladakh continues to become a...

BALOCHISTAN BALOCHISTAN
Featured1 day ago

Afghan Peace Talks: Afghanistan’s Chief Peace Negotiator Lands In Pakistan

Afghan Peace Talks: Abdullah Abdullah will meet Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi,...

Advertisement