Indian Army has successfully air-launched a supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos.
The Mach 2.8 Brahmos missile test-fired from Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter, hit the target at a range of 270km.
The air-launched variant of BrahMos weighs 2.3 tonnes – lighter than the ship and land-based variants has larger tail fins to ensure aerodynamic stability during separation.
This the second test carried out in 18 months.
IAF Test fires #Brahmos, a supersonic cruise missile from Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet
The missile is dual capable, can carry a nuclear warhead and conduct Air strikes Even without entering enemy's territory.
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