India plans to test BrahMos missiles from Su-30MKI

The Indian Defense Ministry will begin testing BrahMos Russian-Indian missiles (BrahMos) from the Su-30MKI Indian Air Force in the second half of autumn.

“The first stage of testing will begin approximately at the end of October - beginning of November,” the RIA source close to the defense department quotes "News".

In total, four stages of testing are planned, and during each of them a different rocket will be used. During the first - a mass-dimensional mockup, the second - a mock-up with sensors, during the third one there will be throwing tests, during the fourth a standard rocket will be tested.

To date, successfully completed sea and ground tests of the rocket.

Earlier, the general director of the Russian-Indian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace Sudhir Mishra reported on the readiness to test the rocket and launcher, as well as the completion of the modernization of the first Su-30MKI multi-role fighter by Hindustan Aeronautics Corporation.

The rocket version for launching from an air carrier has a lower weight, as well as additional tail empennage, which provides greater aerodynamic stability during launch during separation from the aircraft carrier.
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  1. mvg
    29 September 2015
    This contraption will not fit into the inner compartment of the PAK-FA, and it's not a bad product. You look, in 10 years the Indians and Brahmos-2 will bring to mind. On the other hand, it is not the business of the F-22 and T-50 to attack large ground targets and AUG, there is no sufficiently powerful range of weapons for them. From our side we will wait for a tactical bomber ... with stealth elements to replace the Tu-22 and Su-34.
  2. +1
    29 September 2015
    Santa Barbara was shorter than this story with Aviation Bramos lasts
  3. 0
    29 September 2015
    It’s interesting, if it possesses less weight, then its range will be lower than that of its analogue. But howling, the rocket seems to have come out not bad, the main thing is that Indians drive less marriage.
  4. +2
    29 September 2015
    India is sleeping and sees how to get a real advantage over the eternal enemy - Pakistan. BrahMos on the external suspension of the Su-30MKI is not the best solution in terms of aerodynamics, safety and maneuverability. But this is only at first glance. Everything is somewhat more complicated than it seems to us from the outside.
    Su-30 MKI - export version of the Su-30 MK specifically for India. Multifunctional Double Multipurpose heavy 4 + generation fighter with an expanded composition of air-to-air and air-to-surface weapons. The Indian Air Force is armed with 200 such aircraft.
    The total volume of Indian Air Force orders for Russian Su-30MKI fighters is currently 272 aircraft. Now these planes are being assembled in India under a license transferred to the aircraft manufacturing corporation Hindustan Aeronautics.
    In fact, the Su-30 MKI is a multifunctional machine that can be used as a fighter - bomber. And this is the only plane that is going to India, at least from car kits. And the Hindus quite logically believe that in the future, with the advent of time, they will establish an independent release of these machines. And if this is the main aircraft of the Air Force and use it in the dark, the benefit of the characteristics makes it easy. And most importantly, the Su30 MKI has a very large range due to its high efficiency, which allows for deep raids and patrols over sea areas. And to make quick strikes by units without entering the coverage area of ​​ship's air defense - the benefit is the range of use of BrahMos 300 km. Pakistan does not have air defense systems for detection and protection from such distances.
    So, looking deeper into the problem, you understand that Indians are very logical and consistent. And for your theater, the solution is very suitable.
  5. 0
    29 September 2015
    Quote: sv68
    interestingly, if it has less weight, then its range will be lower than that of the analogue.

    No, the same EMNIP. Less weight due to the fact that the aviation version does not have a launch accelerator, as on land and sea counterparts
    1. 0
      29 September 2015
      There is a starting accelerator at Bramos-A.
  6. 0
    29 September 2015
    Quote: Tlauicol
    There is a starting accelerator at Bramos-A.

    Sorry, I was wrong. There is a starting engine, but it is smaller. Although it is not clear what the difference in 450-500 kg

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