Indian Army Successfully Tests BrahMos Missile on Ground Targets

India's supersonic Brahmos cruise missiles

 

BrahMos missile was launched from a mobile launcher in the Pokhran polygon in Indian state of Rajasthan, according to BrahMos Aerospace Limited.

 The Indian Army has successfully tested a BrahMos missile on ground targets, BrahMos Aerospace Limited said Saturday.

The missile was launched from a mobile launcher in the Pokhran polygon in Indian state of Rajasthan at 10:00 a.m. (04:30 GMT), and successfully hit the target.The missile is produced by an India-Russia joint company BrahMos Aerospace, named after the rivers Brahmaputra and Moskva.

BrahMos is a short-range supersonic missile, which has been in use by the Indian Navy since 2005. The missile has a range of 180 miles and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 660 pounds.

Southeast Asia Market Eyes BrahMos Missiles Jointly Made by Russia, India

Brahmos Missiles

 

Several Southeast Asian nations, including Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, have shown interest in buying Russian-Indian supersonic BrahMos cruise missiles, a spokesman for the manufacturer said Wednesday.

 Speaking at an ongoing Defense & Security military expo in Bangkok, a spokesman for BrahMos Aerospace, a Russian-Indian joint military venture, told RIA Novosti that formal negotiations have not begun.

“Southeast Asia is a promising market for us. During this exhibition, we have been visited by several high-ranking defense ministry officials from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. We have had no official talks yet, but there is a high probability that they will become our clients in the future,” the spokesman said.

BrahMos Aerospace was formed by India’s Defense Research and Development Organization and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyenia. It produces weapons systems using Russian and Indian technology.BrahMos, a word combining Brahmaputra and Moscow, is a short-range supersonic missile, which has been in use by the Indian Navy since 2005. The missile has a range of 180 miles and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 660 pounds.

Russia, India Positively Asses Work of Supersonic BrahMos Cruise Missile

India's supersonic Brahmos cruise missiles

 

Moscow and New Delhi positively asses work of the Indo-Russian supersonic BrahMos cruise missile and a fifth-generation fighter plane, the Russian Defense Ministry press service said Monday.

 The BrahMos short-range supersonic missile, developed by Russia and India, has been in use by the Indian Navy since 2005. The missile has a range of 180 miles and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 660 pounds.

“The sides positively assessed the progress of work on the design of a promising multifunctional fighter aircraft and a multi-purpose cargo aircraft, a licensed production of Su-30MKI fighters and T-90S tanks, the implementation of the program for the creation and production of BrahMos missiles…,” the press service said after the meeting of a Russian-Indian intergovernmental commission on military-technical cooperation.

The sides also exchanged views on the current state and future prospects of Russian-Indian military cooperation.

Air-launched variant of Russian-Indian BrahMos missile to undergo flight tests next March

 

ZHUKOVSKY /Moscow region/, August 27 /TASS/. The test trials of an air-launched variant of the BrahMos cruise missile are due to begin in March 2016, Sudhir Kumar Mishra, director-general of the BrahMos Aerospace Company, told TASS at the MAKS-2015 Air Show.

“We have modified a Su-30MKI fighter jet for the installation of a BrahMos cruise missile. The launching pad, which is currently undergoing qualification tests, has also been modified,” Mishra said.

According to the company’s director-general, the qualification tests are to be over by December 2015. The launching pad and the missiles will then undergo flight tests on the Su-30MKI jet.

He said the program had been fulfilled by 90%.

Meanwhile, Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace has received an order for delivery of two regimental sets of BrahMos cruise missiles for Indian ground troops, Sudhir Kumar Mishra went on to say.

We have received an order for delivery of two regimental sets of BrahMos cruise missiles for the Indian ground forces, Mishra told TASS at the MAKS-2015 Air Show. He added that other branches of Indian Armed Forces were planning to commission BrahMos cruise missiles in the next two months.

Mishra said that the Indian Armed Forces had already commissioned the missiles for five of its squadrons and that more than ten Indian warships had been equipped or were being equipped with adapted modifications of BrahMos missiles.

Mishra also noted that government organizations in Russia and India had invested about $3 billion in a joint venture whose cost had risen to $7 billion by now.

First Aircraft Launch of Russian-Indian BrahMos Missile to Occur in 2016

Brahmos Missiles

 

The first plane launch of supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, developed by Russia and India, will be carried out in the beginning of 2016 from a modernized Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter.

The first launch of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter will be carried out in early 2016, head of Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace enterprise Sudhir Mishra told RIA Novosti Tuesday.Speaking at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS air show outside Moscow, Mishra told RIA Novosti that first flights with a launcher went well and expected the fighter’s first flight with an operational missile to take place by the end of this year.

“After this, a test launch of a mock missile will be carried out, and then final testing with a regular missile from a plane. We hope that this will take place in the beginning of 2016,” Mishra said.

The BrahMos chief executive said the supersonic missile’s integration with the Su-30MKI (NATO reporting name Flanker-H) multirole fighter would supply India with a long-range weapon without endangering the aircraft.

“After all, the Su-30 can fly with aerial refueling a distance of about 3,000 kilometers [over 1,800 miles], and the BrahMos’ long range allows to be launched from a safe distance,” Mishra stressed. The missile’s flight range is 180 miles.

The estimated $425-million supersonic missiles capable of flying at supersonic speeds of up to Mach 3 (over 2,200 mph) are expected to be fitted in three Talwar-class frigates and three Delhi-class destroyers, all built in collaboration with Russia.

Russian-Indian Hypersonic Cruise Missile Could Revolutionize Arms Industry

The new missile may become a revolutionary new weapon, the head of Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace enterprise said.

 

The new missile may become a revolutionary new weapon, the head of Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace enterprise said.

A prototype BrahMos-II hypersonic cruise missile, currently under joint development by Russia and India, may be created in six to seven years, head of Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace enterprise Sudhir Mishra said Tuesday.”Research work on this project is underway in India at the Indian Institute of Science and in Russia at the Moscow Aviation Institute. This new missile is envisaged as a revolutionary new weapon,” Mishra told RIA Novosti. “The exact configuration of the system has yet to be defined, the creation of a prototype hypersonic BrahMos missile can take six-seven years.”

Russia’s Su-30 fighters upgraded to carry supersonic cruise missiles

March 19,  LANGKAWI
India has started flight tests of the first Su-30MKI multirole fighter modified by Russian and Indian specialists to carry BrahMos-A supersonic cruise missiles

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LANGKAWI /Malaysia/, March 19. /TASS/. Russian Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C) multirole fighter jets are getting an upgrade to carry supersonic cruise missiles. The planes will be modernized both for the Russian Air Force and the Indian military aviation.

India has started flight tests of the first Su-30MKI multirole fighter modified by Russian and Indian specialists to carry BrahMos-A supersonic cruise missiles, BrahMos Aerospace Russian-Indian Joint Venture Head Sudhir Mishra told TASS on Thursday at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA’2015) in Malaysia.

The BrahMos Aerospace head said the flight tests for the Su-30 fighter jets would be over this year.

India has allocated $1.1 billion to purchase 200 BrahMos-A missiles to be installed on Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighter jets. A total of 42 Su-30 fighters will be modernized at the production facilities of India’s HAL corporation to carry supersonic cruise missiles.

In Russia, military aircraft, including Su-30SM fighters, will be modernized at the Irkut aircraft corporation to carry supersonic cruise missiles, Irkut CEO Oleg Demchenko said at the LIMA’2015 air show.

When asked whether the Russian Air Force would follow India’s example to modernize Su-30SM to be fitted out with supersonic cruise missiles, the Irkut head said the Russian Defense Ministry was working out a relevant plan of measures and looking for financing sources to carry out modernization.