On October 30, 2020, Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully test-fired an air launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi fighter aircraft in the Bay of Bengal. The missile hit the target of the sinking ship with accuracy.
- The aircraft, belonging to Thanjavur-based Tigersharks squadron, took off from a frontline airbase in Punjab and it was refuelled mid-air before the missile was released.
- In May 2019, the Indian Air Force (IAF) for the first time had successfully test fired the aerial version of the BrahMos missile from a Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft.
–The BrahMos missile provides the IAF a capability to strike from large stand-off ranges on any target at sea or on land with pinpoint accuracy by day or night and in all weather conditions.
–BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russian joint venture, produces the supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or from land platforms.
–On September 30, India successfully test-fired a new version of the surface-to-surface version of the BrahMos. Click Here to Read
–On October 18, the first indigenous made anti-radiation missile named Rudram-1 was also successfully test fired. Click here to Read.The Rudram-1 is planned to be inducted into service by 2022.
Recent Related News:
- On September 07, 2020, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) using the indigenously developed Scramjet Propulsion System in its second attempt.
- On September 22, 2020 Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted the flight test of ABHYAS – High Speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from the Interim Test Range, Balasore, Odisha.
About Indian Air Force (IAF):
Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) – Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
Headquarters – New Delhi