After years in development and modifications, the Indian Air Force and BrahMos Corp. are finally ready to conduct their first dummy test-firing of a BrahMos-A supersonic cruise missile from a modified Su-30 MKI. Livefist can confirm that BrahMos plans the dummy test-firing in March, and aims to conduct the first live missile test-firing from the same aircraft in the June-July period.
The belly pylon & launcher are currently underdoing final qualification tests. BrahMos Corp. CEO Sudhir Mishra has revealed to a journal that the launcher will then be put through final shock tests before being cleared for the dummy firing in March.
If things go well, it's going to be a lively March. The Tejas will also be test-firing its first Derby BVRAAM that month.