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Brahmos successfully test fired from Sukhoi fighter aircraft

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New Delhi : Brahmos, the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile created history on Wednesday after it was successfully test fired for the first time from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet of the Indian Air Force. The missile hit a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal from the fighter jet.

“The successful maiden test firing of Brahmos Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) from Su-30MKI will significantly bolster the IAF’s air combat operations capability from stand-off ranges,” the Defence Ministry said.

Brahmos ALCM weighing 2.5 ton is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on India’s Su-30 fighter aircraft modified by HAL to carry weapons, it stated.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated DRDO and BrahMos for the outstanding accomplishment.

BrahMos, a joint venture between DRDO of India and NPOM of Russia, is now capable of being launched from land, sea and air, completing the tactical cruise missile triad for India. Earlier, BrahMos could only be fired from ships or ground-based launchers.