Indian Air Force in 2012 fitted out in air-launched Brahmos missile
India and Russia jointly developed BrahMos cruise missile
according to RIA Novosti on the 12th, BrahMos Aerospace company executives said on February 11, 2012 Indian Air Force , the column filled “BrahMos” supersonic cruise missile.
reported that the Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace CEO 西瓦萨努皮 Levin (A. Sivathanu Pillai) 11 said Tuesday: “air-launched Brahmos missile in 2012 commissioned by the Navy. ” And air-launched Brahmos missile in 2009 the Indian Air Show debut.
reports said that BrahMos Aerospace was founded in 1998, is a joint formed by the Indian and Russian space company, is responsible for producing and selling “BrahMos” supersonic missiles. At present, India has successfully test-fired sea and land-based “BrahMos” missile. Currently, the Indian Army and the Navy has fielded a different type of “BrahMos” missile. This missile “BrahMos” missile has a range of 290 kilometers, can carry a conventional warhead weighing 300 kilograms. The shells can be ground at a distance of 10 meters altitude, the maximum speed of Mach 2.8, about US-made subsonic “Tomahawk” cruise missile of three.
reported that last year, Pillai told RIA Novosti interview, he said: “As for the air-launched missile, missiles, we must reduce the quality to ensure that the missile after leaving the aircraft aerodynamic stability. Moreover, since the process of the missile launch, missile air-launched platform has early speed, so we must reduce the size of the missile booster. “He also said that the Indian Air Force selected the Russian-made Su-30MKI” Flanker-H “aircraft as air-launched,” BrahMos “missile launch platform, but the first aircraft to complete at least four years of upgrades to be able to mount and launch the” BrahMos “missile.
reported that India has received from the Russian Su-30MKI “Flanker” fighter technology transfer license, and plans to produce its own by 2014 140 such aircraft. Moreover, in the next decade, India is likely to purchase its armed forces up to 1,000 pieces of “BrahMos” missile, and in 2000 the same period exports of such missiles. In addition, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said in a visit to India last year, Russia and India agreed to jointly develop hypersonic missiles that “BrahMos-2″ hypersonic cruise missile. (Spring)