Report: India to Test Fire Air-Launched BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile This Week

April 30, 2019

The Diplomat:

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is expected to test fire the air-launched BrahMos-A supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet in the coming days, according to local media reports. “A test of the missile is planned for the next week in the southern part of the country to prove its integration with the heavyweight Su-30 fighter,” IAF sources were quoted as saying on April 27 by The Times of India.

In February an Indian defense industry official confirmed that the BrahMos-A cruise missile will kick off its final developmental or certification trials in the third quarter of 2019, which will include two certified launches against a naval and a ground target. Following the successful completion of the two test launches, the cruise missile will be inducted into the IAF.

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