The Indian Air Force created history yesterday after launching the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile BrahMos by a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet to hit a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal.
Now armed forces are capable to strike range of around 290 km and is described as the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile, completing the tactical cruise missile for the country.
“BrahMos created history on November 22 after it was successfully flight-tested for the first time from the IAF frontline fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI against a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal,” said by the Defence Ministry.
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The Defence Ministry also said that BrahMos, the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile with a multi-platform, multi-mission role, is now capable of being launched from land, sea, and air.
Successful test firing of the 2.5-ton missile, which flies almost three times the speed of sound at Mach 2.8. The range of the missile, an Indo-Russia joint venture, can be extended up to 400 km as technical restrictions were lifted after India became a full member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) last year.
Watch The Successful Test Firing BrahMos Missile From Sukhoi-30MKI Fighter Jet
#DidYouKnow: Air Launched #BrahMos is a 2.5 ton Supersonic AirtoSurface Cruise #Missile with range of more than 400kms. #IAF is the First AirForce in the World to successfully fire an Air Launched 2.8 Mach SurfaceAttackMissile of this category. ReadMore on https://t.co/NOAQhMwVQe pic.twitter.com/Y9jpuBeapD
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) November 23, 2017