Thursday, January 28, 2016

Finally, BrahMos-A Flanker Test In March

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.


Kapil said...

Is it a single Brahmos on the centerline pylon? Or can the Su carry them on the inner wing pylons to a total of 3?

Raahul Kumar said...

Excellent news, but does the missile need to be test fired from every plane in the IAF's inventory? Shouldn't one test firing be enough to prove it works?

Anonymous said...

More smoke and mirrors ! When will these agencies stop peddling snake oil and get down to actually delivering something useful ? The Brahmos-A is just too heavy a missile to be effectively ferried and used in combat. They really need to get their act together on developing and testing the Brahmos-NG rather than wasting tax payer money on modifying the under-carriages of the Sukhois to carry these ALBATROSSES around their necks ! Jeez ...give me a break ! A 2.5 tonne cruise missile on a air superiority fighter. You gotta be kidding - no seriously ?

Kumar said...

Anon @8:57 AM
Bang on target. precisely said. SU-30s cruising on vast arabian seas with just one missile under belly. I dont think our airforce has that much of luxury.

Anonymous said...

March has come and gone!