Indian Air Force purchased $ 2.6 billion for the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile
Indian-made land-based BrahMos cruise missile
According to Russia’s “ties” network on March 30 reported that the Indian government has allocated 116 billion rupees ($ 2.6 billion) for the procurement of “ground- “type of” BrahMos “supersonic cruise missile. It is reported that these missiles will be used to equip the Indian Air Force under the jurisdiction of the ground forces. In addition, some funds will be used to build two new “BrahMos” missile regiment.
Indian military sources said that the current Indian government has with the “Brahmos Aerospace” company signed a missile procurement contracts. The purchase of the missiles will be used to help the Indian Air Force to destroy the enemy’s ground radar stations, air defenses and anti-missile defense system.
At present, India has begun to equip the Army and Navy, “BrahMos” missile. In early January this year when there was news that the Indian Air Force in 2012 began to equip the air-launched the “BrahMos” missile. It is reported that air-launched, “BrahMos” missile quality than the quality of ground-and sea-based to light, will be tested beginning in 2011, related work is expected to be completed in 2012. By then, the Indian air force Su-30MKI fighter jets will be air-launched, “BrahMos” missile’s main launch platform.
Russia and India on February 12, 1998 signed a joint development and production of “BrahMos” supersonic cruise missile agreement. In 2001, its first land-based “Brahmos” successfully conducted its first firing test. Land-launched “BrahMos” missile range of up to 290 km, flight speed 2.5-2.8M, the maximum altitude of 15 km, altitude of 10-15 meters in the end, warhead weighing about 300 kg. (Compass)