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Thursday, 29 February 2024 12.57 AM IST

IAF successfully test fires extended version of BrahMos missile with 400 km range

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NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force successfully test-fired the extended-range version of the BrahMos air-launched missile, which was launched from a Su-30 MKI aircraft and can hit targets at a range of about 400 km.


"After being launched from a Su-30 fighter aircraft, the missile hit the target ship in the centre. It was a test of the anti-ship version of the air-launched version of the missile," said Defence officials.


IAF can carry out precision strikes from SU-30MKI aircraft against land/sea targets over very long ranges.


"The extended range capability of the missile coupled with the high performance of the SU-30MKI aircraft gives the IAF a strategic reach and allows it to dominate future battlefields. The dedicated and synergetic efforts of the IAF, Indian Navy, DRDO, BAPL and HAL have been instrumental in achieving this feat," read an official statement from the Ministry of Defence.


Earlier in May, India successfully test-fired the extended-range version of BrahMos air-launched missile from Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft.


According to the Ministry of Defence, the launch from the aircraft was as planned and the missile achieved a direct hit on the designated target in the Bay of Bengal region.


It was the first launch of the extended-range version of the BrahMos missile from the Su-30MKI aircraft.


The Indian Air Force said that this was achieved through the team effort of the Indian Air Force (IAF), Indian Navy, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Bengal Aerotropolis Projects (BAPL) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

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