New Delhi : With increasing steps in the field of defense, India has once again made the enemy countries feel its power. In fact, the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday successfully test-fired BrahMos missile from Sukhoi 30 MkI aircraft on the eastern seaboard. The Indian Air Force gave information about this successful test through a tweet.
The Air Force said in a tweet, ‘Today on the eastern seaboard, the Air Force did live firing of BrahMos missile from Su30 MkI aircraft. The missile hit the target of a defunct Indian Naval Ship directly. This mission was launched in coordination with the Indian Navy.
Significantly, BrahMos is a short-range ramjet, supersonic cruise missile. It can be launched from submarine, ship, aircraft or even from land. The BrahMos missile gives the IAF the much desired capability to strike any target at sea or on land from a large stand-off range with precise accuracy, day or night and in all weather conditions. The missile capability coupled with the high performance of the Su-30MKI aircraft gives the IAF a strategic reach and allows it to dominate the enemy on the battlefields on land and at sea.
Remember that earlier in March last month, the surface-to-surface ie surface-to-surface BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired in Andaman and Nicobar. It is worth noting that it has been jointly developed by Russia’s NPO Machostroyenia and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). It is based on the technology of Russia’s P-800 Onkis cruise missile.