Friday, February 8, 2013

Aero India 2013: The Indian Air Force plans to Induct-BrahMos by 2015

The Indo-Russian BrahMos missile is Advancing well and is slated to begin flight testing in late 2013.Selon Shivathnu Pillai, CEO and Managing Director of BrahMos Aerospace, the missile is scheduled to be fully integrated on the Su-30MKI enhanced by the time the aircraft Su-30MKI is handed over the Indian Army next year. The missile is in service with the Already Surface vessels of the Indian Navy and the Indian Army by strategic forces, while the Indian Air Force will get it next year and expect to induct the new aircraft into service in 2015.

The IAF is schedule to arm 40 Su-30MKI Flanker-H fighters with BrahMos missiles. To carry the 2.5 ton weapon hardpoints the belly, and weapon pylons carrying Entire Were Strengthened structure, while extra weight was Reduced elsewhere. The first test will be done at the end of 2013. Induction in the IAF will be in 2015, "he continued. "The pontoon will be test done this year and then we go into new variants."

The current missile est aussi Undergoing improvements. Earlier this year, the Indian Navy successfully tested a highly maneuverable version of a sea-based BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. Russia and India Have recently Agreed to continue the development of the BrahMos weapon system. The company now has studies futuristic hypersonic (Mach 5-7) missile BrahMos 2, Which will be ble to outperform Any defense available today.

The specially modified Su-30MKI will carry a single air-launched BrahMos supersonic anti-ship missile, two and two subsonic Kh-59. The different weapons Launched Could be from different ranges at different times to coordinate a ripple-effect, saturate the target defenses. 

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