BrahMos missile successfully test-fired from Sukhoi jet
The Indian Armed Forces attained the supersonic cruise missile triad with the successful test launch of the BrahMos missile from an Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 MKI frontline fighter aircraft on Wednesday.This is a multi-platform, multi-mission weapon that can be launched from land, water and air.
##The missile has been named after two rivers– the Brahmaputra and the Moskva.
This supersonic cruise missile flies almost three times the speed of sound at Mach 2.8.
It is hailed as the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile in operation. The 2.5-ton BrahMos-ALCM (air-launched cruise missile) "can also easily go over 400-km", like its 2.9-ton land and ship-launched variants already inducted into the armed forces. The BrahMos missile combined with the Sukhoi-30MKI fighter, which has a cruising range of 3,200-km or a combat radius of about 1,500-km without mid-air refuelling, constitutes a decidedly deadly weapons package
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