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India successfully launches a BrahMos supersonic missile from a Su-30MKI fighter


Tests of the most talked about Indian rocket, BrahMos, took place at the Chandipur test site off the coast of Odisha. Odisha is the former state of Orissa in eastern India, overlooking the Bay of Bengal.

One of the Su-30MKI fighters, which are in service with the Indian Air Force, was selected for testing. The total number of Su-30MKI aircraft in the Indian Air Force is 255, according to open sources. According to the Indian Ministry of Defense, the supersonic missile launched from the aircraft flew along a given trajectory in compliance with the mission's tasks.

Ранее aviation the BrahMos version was tested in July 2021. The missile, we recall, has a flight range of 300 km and a maximum speed of 2,89 M. At the same time, the Indian military is dreaming of a further increase in the missile's flight speed, but it is too early to talk about higher speed indicators.

In the statement of the Indian military department on the launch of the rocket, the nuance is also emphasized that the main components of the engine were developed by the Indian military industry. This is a very important clarification for the country, since in recent years New Delhi has been implementing a program to accelerate the development of its own military industry in the country. Thus, the assembly of BrahMos Aerospace missiles is carried out in Hyderabad, but the Russian side also participates in the creation of the Indian missile, in particular, the Strela OJSC in Orenburg.

Recall that the sea and ground versions of the BrahMos missile, produced jointly by Russia and India, are already being operated by the Indian armed forces. Now it is the turn of the air version, the delivery of which to the armament of the Indian Air Force aircraft will significantly increase the combat power and capabilities of the Indian military aviation. This is a very urgent task for New Delhi, given the difficult situation both on the Indo-Pakistani and Indo-Chinese borders.

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  1. sivuch
    sivuch 9 December 2021 09: 33
    How many years did the Indians torture her?
    And then many, incl. here, on topvar, they believed that attaching a rocket to a fighter was easy and simple.
    1. knn54
      knn54 9 December 2021 09: 55
      Rocket of THREE elements.
    2. ja-ja-vw
      ja-ja-vw 9 December 2021 11: 43
      Like the Indians are such great experts on "sucking" and on missiles in general?
      And so super speed:
      In June 2011, they began to develop "A", in May 2019 they tested it.
      If we had
      P-800А Onyx, the Indians
      in 2 years.
      I’ll remind you:
      If our Indian friends insist that we also have a BrahMos in our armament, I think we can meet them. The only ship on which we can place these missiles is only the frigate "Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov", which is being built at the Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg for the Russian Navy, "said a representative of the military-industrial complex.
      1. sivuch
        sivuch 9 December 2021 12: 00
        It's not just the Hindus themselves. The rocket itself and the carrier had to be modified (initially they wanted to hang it under all MCIs, but now - only under 40 specially equipped ones)
        1. ja-ja-vw
          ja-ja-vw 9 December 2021 19: 18
          And the "pre-Indian" Su-30 had weapons suspension assemblies capable of accepting such a weight / overall blank?
          And what about entering a combat mission for such products?
          And the parameters of the chassis) aerodynamics for takeoff with such a bun?
          Well this is not an exosset that is not very cold
  2. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 9 December 2021 09: 39
    Well, this is no longer a fighter.
    The alterations, of course, are less than on the Mig31K, but it is unlikely that the Brahmos carrier will be able to fully perform all the functions of a fighter. And why.
    1. ja-ja-vw
      ja-ja-vw 11 December 2021 22: 45
      And what was so "functional" there?
      - Did you cut the underwing pylons with a grinder?
      - have you installed a bike chassis?
      - burned the BEO complex with a soldering iron?
      - shot 2 crew members?
      Stupidity! as the SU-30MKI was, it has remained, only the functionality has expanded.
      And the brls, although ancient, but the assault functions are sufficient
  3. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 9 December 2021 09: 43
    the main engine components are developed by the Indian military industry

    The "head" has long been its own, and now the engine is almost its own. So little by little they will learn to do without us at all.
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 9 December 2021 09: 46
      Quote: Jacket in stock
      So little by little, they will learn to do without us at all.

      So little by little that this "Brahmos" will become obsolete by the Maharaja, just like with Tejas and Arjuna.
      1. Jacket in stock
        Jacket in stock 9 December 2021 09: 49
        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        this "Brahmos" will become obsolete by the Maharaja, similar to Tejas and Arjuna.

        What's wrong with Tejas and Arjuna?
        They did the same.
        And they took it into service.
        And supplies are going to the troops.
        It is important to start here, and then, as you gain competence, the process will go on.
        1. Vladimir_2U
          Vladimir_2U 9 December 2021 10: 03
          Quote: Jacket in stock
          What's wrong with Tejas and Arjuna?
          They did the same.

          For Krishna's sake! All the countries that are slightly developed in aviation terms of the 5th generation are sawing, and the Indians have already mastered 3 ++, which is not a reason to dance!
          Well, Arjun already since 2000, 200 pieces of something have been cut down and EVERYTHING, in the sense that they will not cut it anymore.
          And this is without taking into account imported engines for both miracles.

          Quote: Jacket in stock
          It is important to start here, and then, as you gain competence, the process will go on.
          Yes, but in the Indian case there is a clear lag. They are torturing the already exhausted.
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 9 December 2021 09: 44
    Without JSC PO Strela, the Indians would still sing the song Jimi, Jimi, acha acha.
  5. AAC
    AAC 9 December 2021 09: 50
    Well, they will have the production of their own rocket and a license for an AK. Globally, this does not change anything. A little consolation and points to the government within the state.
    1. alavrin
      alavrin 9 December 2021 10: 14
      What do you mean will be? They have had a joint venture with Russia to manufacture these missiles since 1998. The first launch was in 2001. Now they are bringing it to mind, reducing weight, increasing controllability, etc.