SU-30MKI to be Equipped with BrahMos

India is moving towards joining the air-launched cruise missile club achieving the capability to deliver a deadly-blow to enemy formations from stand-off ranges of around 300 km.

Two SU-30 MKI of the IAF will be modified indigenously by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at its Nasik facility where the missile will also be integrated with the aerial launcher developed by BrahMos.

In doing so, one of the two speed boosters in the missile has been removed for the air version but the missile will reportedly automatically gain momentum and maintain a speed of mach 2.8.

BrahMos representatives say that the range and speed of the missile will remain the same as its land and ship-launched variants.

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